So my pot roast the other night was kind of dry, and a little flavorless. Tonight I doctored it up and turned it into an amazing leftovers meal! This is a technique I picked up watching “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” on Food Network.
First, I shredded some of the leftover pot roast meat, sprinkled it with the Holy Trinity for flavor, and threw it into a cast iron skillet with some organic grass-fed beef fat (also known as tallow, but you can use oil. More on this in a future blog.).
I pressed down on it and left it there to crisp up. Once crisp, I turned the meat and let the other side brown. Looks like this:
Looks and tastes great! Almost gave the beef a lamb flavor for some reason. Anyway, I put that bad boy on a plate and poured all the leftover coconut gravy I made with the pot roast. I wish I had a picture to show you, but it was so good, I INHALED IT! The textures of crispy meat, and savory brown gravy were heavenly! It didn’t taste like coconut at all, believe it or not it almost tasted like mushroom gravy.
Well, tonight the gravy’s all gone, but there’s still plenty of meat, so I used the same cooking technique and made carnitas! Carnitas is slow cooked shredded pork, made from the shoulder or butt, much like my beef bottom round roast that I made my pot roast from. Some of the best carnitas I ever had was crisped up like this, so it was a natural fit. And with no supply of wild boar around, this is the closest I’m gonna get to paleo pork carnitas for awhile.
I made some salsa, guac, and sizzled up some assorted bell peppers, onions, and garlic, just like a fajita plate. Even threw a dollop of my paleo mayo to pretend it was sour cream. If I wasn’t such a lazy bastard I’d of tried making coconut flour tortillas too, but I already had more food than I could handle. Check it out:
All the veggies in this dish are organic and were bought at the farmers market yesterday. Eat locally! And the beef is grass-fed, and chemical free. Who says a beef dish can’t be healthy?! Of course, my mouth was on fire from all the jalapenos I put in the salsa. Hurt so good!
And for dessert, something so good, I almost fainted. Home roasted brazil nuts, stuffed inside organic dates.
I was actually sad that I was eating alone, because this needs to be shared with someone. IT IS SO GOOD! I wish I could share it with all of you. The only thing that would’ve made it better is chunks of this floating in paleo ice cream! Ugga-Bugga!
Since the leftover pot roast tastes so much like lamb to me, tomorrow night I might use the same technique and make gyros! All I would need is some Greek spices, my paleo Greek cucumber yogurt sauce, some onions and tomatoes, paleo hummus, and my paleo hot sauce! Your diet is only limited by your imagination! Dieting does not mean deprivation! You can go paleo and eat like royalty too! Go for it!