This recipe was submitted by Jen Richards.
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SLOW COOKER PALEO MEXICAN BEEF INGREDIENTS
1 kg gravy beef or oyster blade steak cut into large chunnks (approx 3cm x 3cm cubes)
2-3 tablesppons cooking fat (butter/ghee/coconut oil)
2 onions cut in wedges
3 crushed cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons Mexican spice mix (available from delis, supermarkets, etc)
2 x 400g tins crushed tomatoes
1 cup tomato passata
2 medium sweet potatoes very finely sliced
2-3 tablespoons of Macadamia or Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Guacamole to serve
DIRECTIONS FOR BEEF
Heat a large frypan over medium-high heat on the stove top and melt 1 t ablespoons of your cooking fat.
In two to three batches, brown your meat (see youtube clip for specific instructions). Add more cooking fat as needed.
Once you’ve finished browning your meat, add another tablespoon of cooking fat and fry garlic and onioins on low heat until onion is translucent (approx 4-5 minutes).
Add your Mexican spices and stir through onion and gralic for approx 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Put meat, onion/garlic mixture and remaining ingredients into the bowl of your slow cooker.
Cook on low for up to eight hours or on high for 3-4 hours. The longer the meat cooks, the more tender it will be.
When your meat is finished cooking, get out two forks and shred to pieces.
Serve with sweet potato chips (directions below) and guacamole if desired.
DIRECTIONS FOR SWEET POTATO CHIPS
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius
Peel and thinly slice sweet potatoes (I used a mandolin to slice mine and get them super thin. The thinner they are, the crispier they’ll bake in the oven).
Toss over oil, salt and pepper and make sure everything is coated well.
Spread out in a single layer on two baking sheets covered with baking paper.
Bake in oven for 20 minutes
Remove and turn over. Bake for a further 20 minutes or until crispy.
Serve with meat and guacamole.