Fall asleep watching old Triple-D episodes on Hulu where someone is making something with beef and olives, wake up with the urge for something salty and creamy, and…. Anyway, I have no idea what the original recipe was; I just remember thinking, “Beef and olives, cool!” So, I came up with this and it was yummy.

Beefy Olive Stuff

10-2/3 oz 95/5 lean grass fed ground beef*
3 Tblsp organic tomato paste
1 cup Pomi** chopped tomatoes
Pinch of cinnamon (optional, I just always think cinnamon + tomato = yum)
Garlic powder to taste
4 oz mushrooms chopped
8 pimento stuffed olives cut in half
3 oz soft goat cheese
2 oz Parmesan chopped very tiny***
1 oz vodka****
salt and pepper to taste

Pull apart the ground beef and brown. Even the lean has enough fat that you don’t need to add any fat, but add some if you prefer.

Add mushrooms, stirring ‘til shrooms are soft.

Add tomato paste, cinnamon, garlic powder, and chopped tomatoes. Stir ‘til hot.

Add Parmesan. Stir. Add goat cheese. Stir. (I like to incorporate each item separately, but this can be short-cutted fersure.)

Add olives and vodka. Um, stir. Until everything is incorporated nice and evenly.

Turn heat down to a low simmer. 10-15 min, then turn off heat. Eat with gusto (or maybe with your SO, if you have one.) This recipe has ~1000 calories give or take, so I guess it feeds two, or one who eats one meal a day.

*Sorry for the odd amount. I freeze ground beef in 5.3 oz patties (i.e. 3 per pound) so I can grab easily for burgers. I grabbed two for this “recipe.”

**A wonderful brand, but use your favorite

***You can, of course grate this, but I wanted to find the occasional bite of salty goodness when I ate this.

****Totally optional. I happened to be drinking while cooking, and it got warm, so I threw it in the sauce.