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Paleo Flank Steak with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

PineappleAnother winner! I am on a roll. This one is easy and would be great to make up the salsa ahead of time and bring to a BBQ on a nice summer day. This can really go over anything, and would probably be really good on some fish too!

Ingredients:

* 1 lb Beef Flank Steak (I did a 1 1/2 lbs, smallest I could find!)
* Marinade of your choice. (I just marinated mine in a little soy sauce and honey, salt and pepper. yes I realize soy isnt 100% paleo, so marinate how you like!)
* 5-6 slices of pineapple. You can use canned pinapple, I had some fresh slices from good ol’ Trader Joes
* 1 large red bell pepper, diced
* 1/2 red onion, diced
* a big bunch of cilantro chopped up. I won’t say how much because the more the better in my opinion!
* Juice of one lime

I made the salsa first and then grilled my steak. I guess you could do either way, but if you do the steak first just make sure not to cut it for about 10 minutes.

1. Grill your pineapple rings or slices for about 2-3 minutes on each side until nice and tender

2. Cut the pineapple into small chuncks and place into medium sized bowl.

3. Add your diced red pepper, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Mix together and let sit while you cook your steak.

4. Grill your steak for about 5 minutes on one side, and then about 3 minutes on the other side. Mine was a tad bigger so I turned it over a few times.

5. Remove to a plate and let sit about 10 minutes. Slice into thin slices, add your pineapple salsa on top of your slices and enjoy!!

(UPDATE! If you have leftovers and aren’t super paleo strict… buy the pizza dough from Trader Joe’s and this makes a perfect leftover pizza. Just spread out the pizza dough, some pizza sauce, add the leftovers with the steak chopped up, and bake for 15 mins. Best leftover meal there is!)

(I hope you all enjoy my new and improved pictures of the meals…I was told they may sound delicious but some pics make the meals look like blobs of food!)

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Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Beef, Dinner

 

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Paleo Chicken Fajitas in the crockpot!

Crockpot time! I got an A from the boyfriend on the paleo food scale, and he said if he was able to have a tortilla, cheese, and sour cream, they would have been the best fajitas he’s ever had. Sorry I mentioned those items but if your cooking for a family, then you can just add those to the dinner table and everyone is happy, including paleo eating YOU! And that’s who really counts anyway…

These I made during my lunch hour. Threw the chicken, spices, and salsa in the crockpot, shredded a little later, then just quickly sauteed the peppers. Boom, done!

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 chicken breasts (for more chicken just add a little more of each spice)
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup regular salsa
  • 2 tsp of each: onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, chili powder
  • Red, green, yellow bell peppers
  • 1 purple onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • Optional: lime and cilantro
  • Romain lettuce leaves

Toss the salsa’s into the crockpot, then put the chicken on top. Add the spices and cook on medium. A few hours into cooking this, take 2 forks and shred the chicken. Put lid on and keep cooking. I started it around noon and took it out around 5.

Take your peppers, onion, and tomato and slice them and sautée in a little olive oil. I added a bit of the spices to livin up the peppers. When they are all soft and carmelized together they are ready!

Take the lettuce leaves and use them like taco shells. Add the chicken mixture, peppers, and top with avocado. A squeeze of lime and cilantro would have been great too. Make sure you have napkins because this gets a tad messy!

Enjoy!!

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Posted by on July 10, 2012 in Chicken, Dinner

 

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