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29 Sep

Braised Beef Short Rib and Sweet Potato Squash Bake

Mark’s Daily Apple readers Stephen and David submitted these Primal Blueprint meal videos as their entry to this year’s Primal Blueprint Recipe Video Contest. This is one in a series of workout videos, recipe videos and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

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  1. um… med students… cute, brainy AND primal lol. You do realize all the single primal gals are gonna be trying to find you now? Great job! I cannot wait to try that recipe out. If mine looks half as good, my man will be eating out of my hand lmao

    Maya wrote on September 29th, 2010
  2. Stephen and David,
    As a biochem grad student (and kind of a nerd), I love the science you guys threw in there. The food looks great, your house is adorable, and you two are somewhat pleasant to look at yourselves.

    I’ll definitely be trying the short ribs soon. And probably the squash/sweet potato dish after I’m done losing weight – or maybe for Thanksgiving.

    (Are you sure you’re supposed to be using metal utensils in that enameled pan? =] )

    mayness wrote on September 29th, 2010
    • Also, I just re-watched part of it, and realized you used the word scrumtrulescent. Maybe my favorite cooking video ever.

      mayness wrote on September 29th, 2010
  3. Loved the video, loved the guys & will certainly try the recipe. How do you vote?

    Milliann Johnson wrote on September 29th, 2010
  4. Thanks for the responses guys, really appreciate it! As for the metal tongs scratching the enamel….nice, I’ll keep that in mind! We had posted the recipe list on youtube, but it’s not showing up, so if anyone wants the actual breakdown of the ingredients I’d be happy to post them in the comments section. Enjoy!

    Stephen wrote on September 29th, 2010
    • I would love the breakdown of the ingrediants….and….I can’t wait to take this dish….it looks amazing!!!

      Sherryl wrote on September 29th, 2010
  5. ooops…I meant make not take…lolo! The sweet potato squash ingredients..please! Oh and by the way great video :)!

    Sherryl wrote on September 29th, 2010
  6. What was the oil they used at the beginning to brown the meat in. I couldn’t hear him.

    San wrote on September 29th, 2010
    • it was 100% grass fed ghee

      Stephen wrote on September 29th, 2010
  7. Beef Short Ribs

    1. 2-3 lb Grass Fed Beef Short Ribs
    2. 2 carrots
    3. 2 stalks of celery
    4. 1 medium onion
    5. 2 cloves of garlic
    6. 1 T tomato paste
    7. 1 glass of red wine
    8. ½ large can of whole roasted tomatoes
    9. 2 dried bay leafs, sprigs of rosemary and thyme
    10. 2-3 dried red chilies

    11. 1 T red wine vinegar ( add at the end of cooking)

    12. 1 T Ghee, or coconut oil, or extra virgin olive oil

    13. Salt and Pepper to taste

    14. 1 T of parsley (garnish – I didn’t add this, but would be a nice touch)

    15. Drizzle some real quality extra virgin olive oil on top of everything after plated

    Stephen wrote on September 29th, 2010
    • Thanks for the list! Can’t wait to try it.

      Maya wrote on September 29th, 2010
    • Made it last night, ate it tonight. Nailed it! Good stuff!

      RG wrote on March 6th, 2012
  8. Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Bake

    1. 1 medium acorn squash (bake both, whole for about an hour, 350 degrees)

    2. 1 medium sweet potato
    3. 4 eggs
    4. 1 cup almond flour (use more if mixture is too loose)
    5. ½ cup of mascarpone or crème fraiche
    6. ½ cup of grated Parmesan
    7. Zest from ½ a lemon
    8. Freshly grated nutmeg (few sprinkles)
    9. Any herbs you’d like to add (rosemary or dill would be good)

    10. Butter and almond flour to grease spring-form pan
    11. Salt and pepper

    12. Side note – you could always add more eggs and bring to the gym for a post work out meal, or you could add coconut shavings or even cinnamon to make it a bit more desert-like. It’s a pretty flexible dish.

    Stephen wrote on September 29th, 2010
  9. THANK YOU!

    Sherryl wrote on September 30th, 2010

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