Pinterest Challenge: Asian Lettuce Wraps

Ok, so this one isn’t a Christmas gift, obviously. 🙂  But this was a big hit with the husband, so I thought I’d share.

Since last October, Skyler and I have tried to eat a more Paleo diet.   I always am trying to find new recipes and dinner ideas that fit mostly with the Paleo standards.  (We try to eat about 80% Paleo – no grains, no peanuts, very minimal sugar, lots of meat and lots of green veggies)… So when I found this on Pinterest, I was pretty excited.  I knew Skyler would love this recipe!

Of course, I wouldn’t be me without changing the recipe at least to a degree. 😉

Here was my take on it:

-Brown ground beef (we buy beef from my uncle’s farm)
-Chop 1/2 a large yellow onion and throw it in with the ground beef after it’s mostly cooked.
-Mix together:
       -1/4 cup ketchup (we use organic, no sugar added)
       -1/4 cup soy sauce
       -4 tsp rice wine vinegar
       -1 tbsp of brown sugar
-Add the sauce mixture to the browned ground beef
-Add about a cup of cashews and stir in
-Add chopped chives
-(Optional: I added a bit of our broccoli slaw too!)
-Let it simmer until it it becomes like a sloppy joe sauce

Instead of making it a lettuce wrap, we just piled it on top of spinach and ate it that way.  Skyler loved it!  (And I did too!)  It was a nice add a new dinner recipe that we both enjoy, especially one with just ground beef because we have a ton of it in the freezer to use! 🙂

Here’s ours:

(Oh, and doesn’t it look nice on my pretty new plates?! ;))

Love, K

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