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  • #16
    Pork Roast + seasonings + 8-9 hours= awesome.

    I do BBQ, a more tex mex with chile and lime, apples and cider vinegar.... You can use the pork for so much.

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    • #17
      This was last night's dinner, the sweet potatoes soaked up the chili flavor and added body. We had pao de queijo (brazilian cheese "bread") with it, those little rolls are super dense and filling!

      Sweet Potato Chili

      1 lb. grass fed ground beef
      2 medium sweet potatoes, diced to the approximate size of kidney beans
      1/2 to 1 chopped sweet yellow onion
      1 large can (28oz) diced tomatoes (or fresh if you have them)
      1 small can diced tomatoes with green chiles (or a seeded and diced jalapeno)
      1+ tablespoon chili powder
      1+ teaspoon cumin
      1 teaspoon dried basil
      1+ clove minced garlic
      S&P to taste


      Brown ground beef in a frying pan (in my case, I have a metal crock pot, so it's a one-pot deal), add minced onion once it's starting to brown and release liquid, then garlic just before ground beef is finished. If you don't have grass-fed beef, I recommend draining off the fat, and adding a little stock to make up for the loss of juices. Grass-fed is typically not so greasy that the fat is off-putting in the final dish, plus the fats are healthier. Also, during this cooking step I usually dust the beef with a generous coating of chili powder, a little garlic powder, and S&P (this is outside of the listed amounts, hence the +).

      Dump the meat, tomatoes, and seasonings into your slow cooker, and cook for...hm... I'm guessing 6-8 hours on low, 3-4 on high. I winged this around lunch time and my (unusual) slow cooker has a dial rather than low/high settings, so I played with it a lot during the afternoon. Add sweet potatoes about an hour (again, guessing--cook until tender but not falling apart) before serving. Serve with your favorite chili garnishes--for us it was sour cream and shredded cheese.

      Tonight's crock-pot dinner is local pastured pork kielbasa with Bubbies fermented sauerkraut and red cabbage (chosen by my 4yo whose fave color is purple). I just tossed the kielbasa in (it's raw, so I couldn't slice it) with the sauerkraut this morning, then added the cabbage a little while ago. That wasn't really planned, but the cabbage I had in the fridge had gone bad without my knowledge, so I had to grab some at the Piggly Wiggly. Hopefully it'll be tender enough by dinnertime.

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      • #18
        Gonna try this! How do you make the pao de queijo (brazilian cheese "bread")?

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        • #19
          This is the recipe I used: Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread (Po de Queijo) Recipe | Simply Recipes Just keep in mind they're really filling and it doesn't hit you right away. My husband had a stomach ache because he ate too many of them! Tapioca flour/starch is pretty carby too, so this was definitely a (grain-free) 20% treat.

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          • #20
            I like using my crock pot for pork, beef, chicken, chili, etc, but I'm usually unmotivated to look up a recipe and measure stuff. I pretty much take any kind of meat (not too lean) and throw in whatever veggies I have on hand and whatever spices I feel like that day. I've never had any issues doing it this way. Crock pot cooking is pretty forgiving.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by meeshar View Post
              This is the recipe I used: Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread (Po de Queijo) Recipe | Simply Recipes Just keep in mind they're really filling and it doesn't hit you right away. My husband had a stomach ache because he ate too many of them! Tapioca flour/starch is pretty carby too, so this was definitely a (grain-free) 20% treat.
              Thanks! I am a little worried the potatoes are going to need more than one hour to cook. Will see soon....

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              • #22
                Everyday Paleo's crockpot meatballs... They have become a staple in my kitchen.

                Marvelous Meatballs! | Everyday Paleo

                I've got to where I've dropped the almond meal and sometimes substitute kale or spinach (or whatever I have on hand) for the celery and carrots.. Only problem with them is that I wind up eating 3 lbs of meatballs within 24 hours of making them.

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