Monday, February 17, 2014

Pork Steak and Sweet Potato Apple Dish

So I'm trying to get us eating as close to paleo as I can. What's paleo? Well, it is essentially meat, fruits, vegetables, and minimal dairy (full fat preferred). Generally people have health issues with dairy products and grains. They cause infammation and that creates a host of problems in the body. For some it is more severe (celiac, etc). Every person/family is different though. For my family, we do better limiting our grains and dairy. I am lactose intolerant, plus my girls, and now we believe my husband is. So here's to hoping I can post more meals on the paleo side (hopefully a successful pizza recipe!) but I know we won't be strictly paleo (can you say breadsticks and cupcakes??), just hopefully 95%.

Onto the dish!! Ok, this really was a success. Abby wouldn't try the sweet potatoes but Hannah gobbled them up. The steak was tasty and I will definitely make this again. The sweet potato apple dish was good but we concluded sweet potato fries are more of our desired taste for something like this. But still good! Pork and apples seem to go well together. 

The pork steak was from DC Meats, in Osceola. Non-GMO, local, quality meat. I talked with one of the owners and even their regular beef is still about 90% grassfed. Quality place :)

Pork Steak and Sweet Potato Apple Dish
Pork Steak (can't remember the weight. It was one large enough for me and Kyle)
pork seasoning
1 large sweet potato
1 apple
2-2 ½ tbsp coconut oil

1. Cut sweet potato into chunks. Place in skillet with a tbsp cocnut oil (more if needed). Stir frequently and brown.
2. While sweet potatoes cook, season steak (see picture). Grill it outside or like I did, since it's winter, on your stove top. With at least 1 tbsp of coconut oil melted on the pan at a medium high heat. Set on top and cook several minutes, turn and cook several minutes.
3. Peel and cut apple into chunks while steak is cooking. Add to sweet potatoes until soft.
4. Sprinkle cinnamon and salt on top. Taste and add more if needed. 
5. Remove steak when it reaches desired cooked stage (rare, medium, well)
6. Enjoy and serve with a vegetable or salad!

*Ok I had croutons in my salad so it wasn't 100% grain free....too bad. ha 

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