This is another original recipe from yours truly.
I was having a craving for a Slim Jim, and so I decided to try and make something that tastes sort of like that. I also wanted to do something with sweet potatoes other than bake them, so I tossed some of those in too.
Makes 6 portions:
- $11.98 - 2 lb Beef Stew Meat
- $0.66 - 2 tbsp Montreal Steak
- $0.06 - 1 tbsp Publix Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- $0.40 - 0.3 lb Red Onion
- $2.99 - 1 lb Collard Greens
- $1.60 - 2 lb Sweet Potato
- $3.52 - 4 cups fl Organic Beef Stock (Emeril's)
- $5.39 - 0.3 lb Onion
- $0.18 - 1 tsp Sea Salt
- $0.15 - 1 tsp Black Pepper
- $0.00 - 1 tsp Ground Mustard
- $0.09 - 1 tsp Ground Cumin
Total Cost: $27.02
Cost Per Portion: $4.50
Here’s another crock pot recipe so easy even I can do it:
- Sauté the meat in a saucepan with a bit of oil
- Dice the red onion and add it to the saucepan
- Once browned, toss into crock pot
- Peel and dice the sweet potatoes, toss into crock pot
- Grind up collard greens in food processor, toss into crock pot
- Add everything else to the crockpot
- Let that sucker cook for about 10 hours, add water as needed
At first bite, I was rather impressed with myself because this actually does taste quite a bit like a Slim Jim. However, by the time I was done with my bowl I found it to be a bit overwhelming. I also wasn’t thrilled with the sweet potatoes (but then again, I don’t usually like sweet potatoes anyway).
On the other hand, my wife licked her bowl clean, and intends to eat leftovers for lunch again tomorrow.
When it comes to the nutrition, I love this meal. Under 400 calories per serving, backed with vitamins and protein, and relatively low-carb. A perfect paleo-approved recipe, and a damn filling meal.
Thoughts for next time:
- Serve with something sweet; like a cornbread or rice
- Lose the sweet potatoes; try another veggie instead