Organic “Slow Cook – Crock Pot” Barbequed Beef

“As seen on Fox40 Sacramento News!”

2 lbs. Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef
2-4 med. Organic Zucchinis
2 cups Organic Mushrooms (chopped)
2 cups Organic Cabbage (optional)
1-2 cups Organic Vegetable Broth (or filtered water)

1/3 cup Gluten Free Barbecue Sauce
1?4 cup Organic Olive Oil (optional)
4 T. Bragg’s Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Seasonings:
Organic dried Thyme
Organic dried Onion
Organic Garlic Powder
Organic Paprika
Organic Chipotle Powder (optional)
Celtic Sea Salt

This recipe can be “slow cooked” in the oven or in the Crock Pot. You’ll either want the oven at its lowest temperature, 170- 190 degrees or the Crock Pot on low.

3 Benefits of Slow Cooking…
~Preserve nutrients and enzymes of nutrient dense food that are otherwise destroyed at higher temperatures!
~Bring out the flavors of your nutrient dense food.
~”Start” your recipe in the morning on a busy day and come home to a fully prepared meal for you and the entire family!

Health Bonuses…
If you struggle with ailments such as food or sugar cravings to dry skin; to even hypoglycemia or other blood sugar imbalances such as mood swings or even Diabetes, this recipe can help. Often we are nutritionally deficient in quality, nutrient dense proteins as well proper omega fatty acids that when out of balance, can cause these issues. Including a recipe such as this at least a few times per month can help tremendously with balancing the body so these symptoms are eliminated.

Quality protein such as 100% Grass Fed Beef is also going to help with muscle recovery for those avid athletes who need to replenish after a hard workout or training session. Animal proteins are the closest to the amino acid structures in our bodies so similarly, this “complete” protein dish can help to balance moods as amino acids are part of the building blocks hormones. Proper balance of omega fats is the other important piece of the puzzle for all of these issues which Grass Fed Beef has as well!

Directions:
1-  Choose either Crock Pot or Oven… if oven, preheat to lowest setting.
2-  Clean and chop vegetables.
3-  Add meat to a separate bowl for seasoning
4-  Season meat with Sea Salt, Paprika & Thyme; a dash of Onion & Garlic Powder. Add Chipotle Powder if you’d like a bit of a “kick!”

Note: You’ll want to add seasoning to the meat, mixing it and folding the seasoning into the meat at the same time.

5- Add water or broth to Crock Pot or large pan
6- Add BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar and olive oil and gently stir together; also add a couple dashes of Sea Salt.
7- Add meat to the liquid mixture
8- Pour in veggies as well and be sure they’re coated with the liquid
9- Set into oven or simply cover the Crock Pot. Cook time: 4- 6 hours

ENJOY!!

Experiment with this recipe! You can add more meat or more veggies depending on how many people you’re serving. You can also add different vegetables or potatoes depending on what you’re preferences are.