I apologize for and give great thanks to the cow who was slaughtered in the making of this meal.
I eat and advocate for a while-foods, plant-based diet; but I also concede that one size does not fit all, and that some bodies need a little meat once in a while.
Today I came home from work, thought about dinner, and, for the first time in months, heard my body say: "cow, please".
I looked in the spice cabinet and was inspired by Cardamom. I can't say I've ever cooked with this brilliant spice before, so hot damn did I luck out when my on-the-spot spice mix turned out delicously‼️
Wait no longer, here is the 15-minute dinner recipe.
1 pound steak tips (please buy responsibly when eating animals)
3 small Spanish onions, chopped into 1-inch squares
1/8 head of green cabbage, chopped as the onion
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
4 Tbsp cooking oil (I used equal parts coconut oil and olive oil)
2 tsp cardamom
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ginger
20 cracks freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp sea salt
In a large sauce pan or skillet, heat oil in low-medium heat. Add all spices, salt, pepper, and oregano. Prepare vegetables while oil heats and spices cook.
Add onions to pot and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add beef and cabbage, cook 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, put lid on pot, turn heat off and let cook 3-5 more minutes. Remove from heat and check to see that the meat is cooked through properly (I allowed just a hint of pink in the very center of each steak tip).
Serve as is, or add a small side of greens and/or a whole grain or root veg.
This does turn out to be a rather excellent allocation of foods for dinner: light on the carbohydrate side of things, a realistic serving of animal meat (1 steak tip = 1 serving = 4-5oz) and some sulfur-rich vegetables to boot!
If you're savvy with the sauces, reserve the liquid from this dish and turn it into a sauce! If you're not into sauces, reserve the liquid and use to sauté more vegetables!