Friday, March 16, 2018

Beef in Cream Sauce with Greens Recipe- Paleo, Easy, and Delicious

I want to apologize for the state of this picture. This picture unfortunately does not do this food justice- it was absolutely divine tasting, yet the picture makes it look gross. It's something about the combination of a white sauce and beef, with the addition of greens that makes it look like a royal mess, but if you can look past that, hopefully you'll really love how delicious this meal is. Added benefit- it's rather allergy friendly, paleo, etc...

I got the idea because I had a package of beef to cook up and didn't have so much tomato paste at home to mix with it, and knew just how delicious creamy sauce is with beef, so went ahead from there. I used my new blender for this, as well as my standard green- sea beet, beta vulgaris maritima, wild swiss chard, in my dish, but any green that is non bitter would work, whether kale, spinach, regular swiss chard, nettles, etc... or you can just leave the greens out (I did that for 2 of my kids that threw a fit about having greens in their food). 
To keep this paleo, I served mine over roasted sweet potato cubes; I served everyone else's with gluten free pasta.

This recipe is great for people who try to avoid nightshades.

I highly, highly recommend this. So creamy and delicious and nourishing- it's got everything going for it other than a beautiful picture. And can I add that it was super easy to make as well? I even started mine with a hunk of frozen ground beef that I added to the pan of sauted onions, so even if you didn't have a chance to defrost your beef ahead of time, you can still make this supper easily.

Beef in Cream Sauce with Greens Recipe- Paleo, Easy, and Delicious

1-2 tablespoons oil of choice
1 onion
2 lbs ground beef
1 cup cashews
4 cups water
2 tablespoons starch (potato, corn, or tapioca)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (optional)
3 cups packed greens of choice (sea beet is my favorite, but you can also use kale, spinach, regular swiss chard, nettles, etc... or even leave out)

1. Chop your onions and saute them in oil until translucent.

2. Add your ground beef and saute until fully cooked, breaking the beef into crumbles as you cook it.

3. Take 2 cups of water, starch, cashews, garlic, nutmeg, nutritional yeast, and pepper, nd put them in a blender or food processor and blend until as smooth as possible. Add the rest of the water and add to the pot.

4. Cook, stirring constantly, on a medium heat, until thickened.

5. Chop your greens and add in, mixing constantly, until fully cooked.

6. Serve over pasta, potatoes, sweet potates, etc...


Do you ever serve beef in a cream sauce? What do you put in yours? Does this look like a recipe you'd try? What greens would you use in yours?


  1. I make a version of this with added mushrooms and carrots in place of greens, and with a regular? cream gravy

  2. It's dishonest for you to call it cream sauce since there is no cream in it.

    1. There's more than one type of cream. Cashew cream is a cream. I didn't call it dairy cream.


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