I LOVE bacon! Glorious, salty, crispy, bacon which produces,a nectar for the gods when fried in my pan! And for those of us that think the primal/paleo lifestyle is best, bacon seems to be universally loved and adored.
Tonight I reinvented yet another meal. I used to make this dish that featured bacon like a fine piece of art at a museum. I dont know what its called, I learned how to make it from a friend, but its ingredients included 1pound of bacon, 1c of brown sugar, 1c of vinegar, I diced red delicious apple, and a shredded head of cabbage……and I wonder why I have a weight problem……Anywho, the end product was mind-blowing carmelized, sweet n’ salty, perfectly crunchy, taste explosion!!! And I reinvented it to meet my new lifestyle, and here is what I did:
1medium purple cabbage shredded
2 Gala Apples, cored and chopped
2T frozen apple juice concentrate
1C Apple Cider Vinegar
12oz of bacon (good quality please!)
16oz grass-fed ground beef
Chop the bacon, fry it up, reserve drippings in pan, set cooked bacon aside. Brown beef in same pan, keep those dripping, and set beef aside. In a large pot, over med-high heat, combine drippings and cabbage, vinegar, and juice concentrate. Now stir and cover with lid. When it really starts to wilt, throw in apples, bacon, and beef. Cover again, let the apples start to get really tender, so just a few minutes. Remove lid and stir, stir, stir! The goal here is to CARMELIZE the cabbage! You’ll know its done when all excess liquid is cooked off..
Now, im telling you, this turned out delicious. The juice and sweeter variety apple, worked well as a replacer for the brown sugar. The beef was thrown in cause I had some and wanted to kick up the protein content. Best of all, the kids approved AGAIN and the hubby ate 2 plates. This also made a lot, so I have plenty of leftovers for our lunches tomorrow….or breakfast!
For those of you who are freaking out about the fat content, I strongly encourage you to do some research. Mark’s Daily Apple and Everyday Paleo are great sites to learn about this “new” way of looking at nutrition.
As for my day, it was another success! I had a wee headache again this afternoon. I havent broken free of my diet soda addiction but I have cut waaaay back. My next goals are to increase my water intake and to get moving! Ive just about kicked my cold, so i’ll soon be ready to break a sweat and bust a move! Watch out Jessica Alba!!