Macaroni Shirataki with Meat Sauce

Macaroni Shirataki with Meat Sauce
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Macaroni Shirataki
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme (or a pinch of dried)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, chopped (or a ½ teaspoon of dried)
  • 2½ cups canned chunky tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Heat olive oil in a very large skillet on medium heat.
  3. Add the chopped onion, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened.
  4. Add the garlic, fresh thyme, season with salt and pepper. Cook for an additional minute until the garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Heat a large cast iron pan on high heat. Salt the bottom of the pan generously. Once the pan is hot, break up small chunks of ground beef and add them to the pan, without stirring. ( work in batches; do not crowd the pan.) You want the meat to get well browned. If the pan is too hot and the meat is burning, not browning, take the pan off the heat for a little, and reduce the heat to medium high.
  6. Once the meat is browned on one side (a couple of minutes), use a metal spatula to flip the meat over to brown on the other side. At this point, assuming you are using a cast iron pan, you can remove the pan from the heat. The residual heat in the pan will finish cooking the meat.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to lift the meat from the cast iron pan and add it to the pan with the seasoned onions.
  8. Add tomato sauce. Use the edge of your metal spatula to break up the bigger chunks of meat into smaller pieces.
  9. Add basil.
  10. Add a teaspoon of sugar. Bring to a simmer on low heat, let cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  11. Once the sauce has simmered for 15 minutes, adjust seasonings. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add a little more sugar if the sauce is too acidic.
  12. Add more tomato sauce if the sauce is a little dry.
  13. Stir in the Macaroni Shirataki. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
Notes
You may use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef.

 

 

Hamburger Stroganoff with Fettuccine Shirataki

Hamburger Stroganoff with Fettuccine Shirataki
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • Butter
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped ( 1 cup)
  • 8 ounces sliced button mushrooms
  • ⅓ cup of dry sherry, dry white wine, or water
  • ½ cup chopped parsley, loosely packed
  • 1¼ cups sour cream (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika or more to taste
  • 1 package Fettuccine Shirataki
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in the pan and swirl it around. Sprinkle the bottom of the pan generously with salt. Working in batches as not to crowd the meat (crowding it will make it hard to brown), break up the ground beef and add it to the pan.
  3. Sprinkle the meat with salt. Do not stir the meat. Once the meat is well browned on one side (a couple minutes, depending on how hot the pan), use tongs to flip to the other side.
  4. Once that side is browned as well, use a slotted spoon to remove from the pan and set aside. Continue to brown the meat in batches, adding a teaspoon of butter to the pan with each batch if needed, and salting the pan and the meat, until it is all browned. Remove meat from pan. Drain excess fat from pan.
  5. Lower the heat to medium. Add the onions to the pan. If you are working with very lean meat, you may not have any residual fat in the pan. If this is the case, you'll want to add in a tablespoon of olive oil or butter to the pan.
  6. Cook the onions, scraping up the meat drippings, until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove onions from the pan (add to the meat).
  7. Add a tablespoon of butter to the pan, increase the heat to medium high. Add the sliced mushrooms. Sauté until nicely browned (about 4 minutes).
  8. Add the sherry (or dry white wine or water) to the pan to deglaze the pan, scraping up any browned bits. Let the sherry reduce by at least a half, then lower the heat to low.
  9. Remove the pan from the heat.
  10. Mix in the sour cream and paprika until smooth. Return the pan to very low heat, and not let the sour cream boil (or it may curdle). You may have to add a few tablespoons of water to the mixture to thin it out a bit.
  11. Stir in the lemon juice, and about ¼-1/2 teaspoon of salt (taste).
  12. Stir in the meat and onions.
  13. Stir in the chopped parsley. Add more salt, pepper, and/or paprika to taste.
  14. Serve the stroganoff on top of Fettuccine Shirataki.

 

Hamburger and Macaroni Shirataki

Hamburger and Macaroni Shirataki
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped (or mixed chopped green onion greens and yellow onion)
  • Olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Dash crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 large can (28 ounce) of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 package Macaroni Shirataki
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Macaroni Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. In a skillet, brown the ground beef in a tablespoon of olive oil on high heat. Stir only infrequently so that the ground beef has an opportunity to brown.
  3. In a large skillet, sauté chopped onion with a tablespoon of olive oil on medium high heat.
  4. Add the ground beef and lower the heat to medium.
  5. Add a dash of crushed red pepper,seasoned salt,celery seed,canned tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Mix in the Macaroni Shirataki and parsley.