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.

 

 

Chicken Fettuccine Shirataki Pasta with Thyme-Mint Cream Sauce

Chicken Fettuccine Shirataki Pasta with Thyme-Mint Cream Sauce
Recipe type: Chicken Dishes
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound package Fettuccine Shirataki
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup of dry white wine
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1½ tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt and more salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium high. Season the chicken pieces generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the chicken pieces, spreading them out initially and then not stirring them, so they have an opportunity to brown.
  3. When pieces are browned on both sides, and just cooked through, remove to a paper towel lined plate.
  4. Deglaze the pan with white wine. Use a wooden spoon to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken stock and let liquids reduce by half (turn up the heat if necessary).
  5. Add the cream, mint, thyme, lemon zest, honey, salt, and vinegar. Reduce the sauce by half again.
  6. Add Fettuccine Shirataki to cream sauce when cream sauce has been reduced by half and is thick enough to coat a spoon.
  7. Add chicken to the pasta and sauce. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. Garnish with a little chopped fresh mint and thyme.

 

 

 

 

Beef and Beer Stew with Shirataki Macaroni

Beef and Beer Stew with Shirataki Macaroni
Recipe type: Beef
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Ingredients
  • 3½ pounds chuck roast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 medium yellow onions sliced about ¼ inch thick (about 8 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1½ cups (12 oz bottle) beer
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 packages Shirataki Macaroni
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Macaroni really well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Pat beef dry with paper towels, then season well with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large heavy bottomed dutch oven over
  4. medium-high heat until hot, almost smoking.
  5. Working in batches, brown the meat, without stirring, about 3 minutes on each side ( brown well).
  6. Transfer browned beef to a separate bowl.
  7. Add 2 tablespoons butter to dutch oven; reduce heat to medium.
  8. Add the onions and ½ teaspoon of salt; cook until onions are browned, about 15
  9. minutes.
  10. Add flour and stir until onions are evenly coated and flour is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  11. Stir in broth, scraping pan bottom to loosen browned bits; stir in beer, thyme, bay, browned beef with any of the accumulated juices, and salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a full simmer.
  13. Reduce heat to low, partially cover, let cook for 2-3 hours until beef is fork tender.
  14. Stir occasionally, scraping up anything that is sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  15. About half an hour before it finishes cooking, add the mustard and brown sugar.
  16. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  17. Discard thyme and bay leaf.
  18. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper to taste and serve over Shirataki Macaroni.