Keto Greek Bowl

15-minute KETO Greek Bowl (beef or lamb; amazing flavors!!; Primal, GAPS, low-carb)

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When you taste this Greek-spiced meat, you may throw your hands in the air and yell, “Wow!” When you taste the herbal Spearmint Cream Sauce that gets poured over the top, you may not believe the amazing flavor explosion that went off in your mouth. I am completely serious, because this is what happened to me. 15-minute KETO Greek Bowls use either beef or lamb, whichever you prefer. And Greek Bowls are delicious for Keto, Primal (Paleo + dairy), GAPS and low-carb eaters.

15-minute KETO Greek Bowl (beef or lamb; amazing flavors!!) #keto #gaps #paleo #primal #greekfood #easydinner #ketodinner #ketobowl

Bowls

Are bowls a part of your regular dinner rotation yet? If not, I recommend them for two reasons: One, they’re quick for the cook to assemble. Two, eaters love bowls.

For the cook, bowls simply entail the chopping of a few veggies, maybe the purchase of a certain condiment (like salsa or yogurt, or using homemade), and the easy prep of some meat. Underneath these toppings, the cook provides an almost-no-work base of usually cauliflower rice (prepackaged frozen works great), which can be cooked quickly (5 minute simmer) in salted water or roasted in a casserole pan in the oven with some bacon fat or butter and sea salt (400 degrees for 15-20 minutes).

So the components are super easy. The only decisions are: how to spice the meat, and what toppings will make the meal special.

Eaters love bowls because they are delicious comfort food — soft textures, packed with flavors, and can be eaten with either fork or spoon. Eaters also love bowls because they’re casual — they put one at ease, and they can be made by each individual, to suit each person’s preferences.

Here’s another bowl I know you’ll love: 15-minute Keto Asian Beef Bowl (also Paleo, GAPS, Low-carb and Whole30).

15-minute KETO Greek Bowl (beef or lamb; amazing flavors!!) #keto #gaps #paleo #primal #greekfood #easydinner #ketodinner #ketobowl #lowcarb #lowcarbdinner

Greek Bowls

Greek Bowls are made special with a beautifully spiced meat! Use either ground beef or ground lamb, whichever you prefer. The meat is cooked and even finished with a bit of butter! Butter creates a creamy sauce with lemon and oregano. The whole bowl gets topped with a creamy-exciting spearmint cream sauce that you’ll LOVE. Add to this summer’s tomatoes, your favorite olives, garden cucumbers, fresh mint and more.

I love that bowls combine the best of fresh … with warm, rich umami flavors! I love that this Keto, Primal, GAPS bowl tops all with something creamy, herbaceous and invigorating! And at dinner, especially, I love getting to enjoy so much summer produce! This bowl makes me feel healthy and happy.

See if you don’t say, “Wow!” too, when you take that first bite of spiced meat and creamy spearmint cream!

15-minute KETO Greek Bowl (beef or lamb; amazing flavors!!) #keto #gaps #paleo #primal #greekfood #easydinner #ketodinner #ketobowl #lowcarb #lowcarbdinner

Keto, Primal, GAPS, Low-carb

This dish is beautifully high in fat and low in carbs. I LOVE the saturated meat fat in this recipe, combined with great Kerrygold butter. I love the cream sauce.  Enjoy these rich foods that leave you feeling energized! Well-sourced fats help your body to fuel itself efficiently!

Learn more about how and why the Keto diet provides energy to the body here.

15-minute KETO Greek Bowl (beef or lamb; amazing flavors!!) #keto #gaps #paleo #primal #greekfood #easydinner #ketodinner #ketobowl #lowcarb #lowcarbdinner

15-minute KETO Greek Bowl (beef or lamb; amazing flavors!!)

 

15-minute KETO Greek Bowl (beef or lamb; amazing flavors!!)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Megan
Ingredients
Ground Beef or Lamb Mixture
  • 1 lb. ground beef or lamb
  • 3 Tablespoons butter unsalted, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 5 turns black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 drop lemon or lemongrass essential oil OR 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
Spearmint Cream Sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream preferably from raw, A2 milk; for GAPS: use probiotic sour cream
  • 5 ounces chevre soft goat cheese; for GAPS: use an additional 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 drop spearmint essential oil OR use 1 tsp. dried spearmint OR use 2 Tablespoons fresh spearmint leaves chopped small
  • 1 grind black pepper freshly ground
Other Ingredients
  • 4-6 cups cauliflower rice cooked (more or less based on how much food your guests/family needs to eat)
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes diced, or many small vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 large cucumber peeled, sliced and each slice sliced in half (half circles)
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced and raw (or roasted/sautéed peppers work well here too)
  • 1 jar Greek olives or if you buy them in bulk, about 8 ounces, enough for a garnish, but not too many for Keto eaters
  • 1 lemon cut in wedges, some wedges may be cut into thin triangles for eating whole
  • fresh mint
  • fresh oregano or dried, for garnish
Instructions
Spearmint Cream Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Whisk thoroughly to combine, until smooth. Set aside.
Ground Beef or Lamb Mixture and Assembly
  1. Heat medium size skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter. When melted, add ground beef or lamb, sea salt, dried oregano and onion powder.
  2. Cook over high heat 5 minutes, breaking up meat into small pieces with your spatula the whole time.
  3. When meat is mostly cooked, turn off heat, but leave pan on burner. Move meat to outer edges so the middle of the pan is empty. Add the remaining 2 Tablespoons butter.
  4. While it melts, add, on top of it, the one drop lemon or lemongrass essential oil (or lemon rind) and 5 grinds of pepper. Stir the butter into the meat.
  5. Fill each bowl with hot cauliflower rice, or have guests/family each make their own. Top rice with meat, cucumbers, tomatoes, red bell pepper, thin lemon triangles or larger wedges for squeezing, olives, spearmint cream sauce and fresh mint. Garnish with oregano.
  6. Serve!
Recipe Notes

Here's the Spearmint Essential Oil I use. Here's the lemon. Here's the lemongrass (which I love!)

Here's the right size cast iron skillet, if you don't already have one! Here's how to clean it when it arrives.

 

 

15-minute KETO Greek Bowl (beef or lamb; amazing flavors!!) #keto #gaps #paleo #primal #greekfood #easydinner #ketodinner #ketobowl

Do you enjoy Greek ingredients and flavors (as much as I do!)?

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      Great, Raia!! Me too, Greek flavors and ingredients are exciting!! Makes for a fun dinner! Thanks for commenting. I hope you guys love the meal.

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  1. That spearmint cream sauce!!! Oh my goodness Megan that is just brilliant!!! This is such a lovely meal with so many textures and flavors, the herbs – swoon, and those plump olives – so yummy!

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  2. Grilling a vertical spit of stacked meat slices and cutting it off as it cooks was developed in Bursa by Turks in the 19th century called doner kebap, shawarma, and Mexican tacos al pastor, introduced in communist Nea Ionia by refugees from Anatolia during the civil war. Most American “Greek” Gyro is shred by a blender (to keep from destroying the sinews the way meat grinders cross cutting) then the meat is filtered under steam pressure to remove debris dangerous to your dental work.

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