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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sweet Potato Cassarole

There is something about the cool weather that totally has me in the mood to cook.  Today I found the most bomb ass dinner recipe of all time on Paleo Pot's website.  I just had to share it with you guys!  It is a crock pot recipe, which makes it even more awesome for me since I want to get in a strength wod tonight while the girls are doing Crossfit Kids.  When the three of us get home, we are ravenous beasts, so tonight's hearty recipe will totally tame our monstrous appetites and will be ready to go when we walk in the door. 

The recipe came from

Here are the tweaks I made:

  • 1 pounds of lean ground beef 
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 large vidalia (or any) onion
  • Spices- cinnamon and salt
  • 1 skillet or pan
  • Coconut oil or ghee to grease your slow cooker

  1. This recipe recommends you microwave your potatoes before you peel them. I don't do microwaves.  Preheat oven to 350 and soften your sweet potatoes in the oven- the microwave is a piece of shit that zaps the nutrients out of your food.  If you don't have to, don't use it.
  2. Peel and slice your sweet potatoes into 1/8″ slices
  3. Dice your bacon finely and brown it in a pan into crisp pieces
  4. Remove your bacon from the pan and set it aside for later
  5. Dice your onions into large chunks and add to your pan along with your ground beef. Make sure you use a deep skillet or pan big enough to brown 2 pounds of beef and 2 onions.
  6. Season your beef
  7. Make sure your beef is fully browned and onions are translucent.
  8. Beat your 4 eggs in a bowl, blender, or food processor.
  9. Grease your slow cooker with some coconut oil.
  10. Line the bottom of your slow cooker with slices of sweet potato. Just enough so that you cover the bottom.
  11. Spoon in a layer of your seasoned beef onto the sweet potatoes.
  12. Sprinkle some of your crisped bacon pieces on top of the beef.
  13. Repeat.
  14. Once you have finished layering, pour your egg mixture over the top.
  15. Cook on high for two hours and low for 4.
A huge thanks to Paleopot.com for this deliciousness.  Check out this site!  It's great!  I am pretty sure this website/recipes will become another one of my favorites.  Hope you guys try this out and ALWAYS cite your sources ;0)  Taking credit where credit is NOT due is a pet peeve of mine- even if it is just on a blog. 


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