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Asian Quinoa & Beef Bites


Another fun recipe for PRE Brands Grass Fed Beef! I know the verdict is still out on quinoa. Seed? Grain? Seed? Grain? Pseudo-grain? Really?

These are super hearty and tasty and the perfect lunch box item. Also… you can OMIT THE QUINOA and use sesame seeds (or a mix of sesame and flax or chia) seeds instead for a totally paleo and Whole30 compliant version. Whoot Whoot.

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Ps. They freeze well. And thaw well in the fridge, or re-heated in the oven. The batch makes 16, and I’d say a generous serving is about 3 bites.¬†


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Asian Quinoa & Beef Bites
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 pound 95% lean pre beef
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 shredded purple cabbage
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground mustard seeds

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a two quart pot.
  • Add in quinoa and salt. Toast the seeds, stirring often for three minutes. Add in the water and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat to medium and cover partially with a lid.
  • Let it simmer until the water is evaporated.
  • Spread the quinoa out on a sheet pan to cool quickly.
  • In a large bowl mix the vegetables and seasonings.
  • Add in the quinoa and mix thoroughly.
  • Add in the ground beef and mix well. Finally the egg whites and mix until well combined and mushy.
  • Shape 16, 1 inch patties.
  • Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400F for 20 minutes.
  • Serve over greens, alone or with homemade mayo for dipping (tip: a great use for the leftover egg yolks).
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