This was my first time tackling a pot roast, and was inspired by my dwindling supply of meat from Philly Cow Share (a new 1/8th of the cow is coming in November!) - I had about a 2.5 pound chuck roast that I had no idea what to do with. With some quick cookbook paging through I found a recipe that called for a chuck roast in my Paleo Diet Cookbook, Perfect Paleo Pot Roast. Since it wasn't 100 degrees out, and Pot Roast used to be one of my favorite meals that my mom made, I decided to give it a try.
Here is what I made, I used the recipe from the Paleo Diet Cookbook, but modified it slightly. I left out the cayenne pepper, added garlic, used indian chili powder (its a little spicier than traditional mexican chili powder), and for the veggies I added sweet potatoes to the pot. Here is the recipe based on what I actually put in the pot.
So while the pot roast was bubbling away on the stove, I worked on creating the sweet potatoes and egg cassarole.
Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Cut into thin circles/half circles depending on how big your potatoes are and fill a glass baking pan. Add 2 -3 tablespoons (depending on how many potatoes you have) of grass-fed butter or coconut oil to the potatoes. Sprinkle the potatoes with 2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp nutmeg to evenly cover the potatoes. If some aren’t covered, add a little more in a 2 to 1 ratio of each spice. Bake at 400 for 40 to 50 minutes until soft - the thinner the sweet potato slices, the faster this will cook.
Veggie Filled Egg Cassarole
15 eggs, well beaten½ cup of coconut milk (full fat is best)
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 head of broccoli, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 and grease with coconut oil glass Pyrex casserole dish. Whisk all your eggs in a big bowl and add coconut milk. Chop all fo the veggies and line the bottom of the casserole dish with them. Pour the egg mixture into the dish, using a spatula to get all of the egg mixture out. Make sure all of the veggies are covered in egg, push around as needed for balance, and then put it in the oven. Baked for 25- 30 minutes at 400 - right next to the sweet potatoes.
There isn't a science to this egg recipe, I make it a little differently each time I make it depending on what I have in my fridge and what I got in the CSA box that week.