Thursday, August 5, 2010

Truly Simple Meal

Anyone can do this. Please give it a try sometime and let me know what you thought.

In a large skillet heat up 2 slices of bacon cut up in bite size pieces. When bacon (bacon cut from the butcher works better than packaged bacon, as the pieces are a bit thicker) pieces are showing first signs of browning, add a 1/4 of yellow onion (sliced). When onion is starting to get translucent add 2 small or 1 large clove of chopped garlic. Stir together. Next add about 6-8 ounces of ground lamb. Stir well and watch closely so you don't over cook the lamb. When close to done add about 1/2 teaspoon of tomato paste. Again stir together. Next add 1 tablespoon of heavy cream. Heat for just another minute and serve.
I kept a close eye this time on how much of everything I was using so that you could try it. Again don't overcook the meat. So the last step of adding the tomato paste and heavy cream is all within about 90 seconds before taking pan off the stove.
A really satisfying dish.
I had a little side of cucumber salad with it. Drizzled with evoo, fresh ground pepper and a dash of sea salt.


What are some of your "truly simple meals"?


Eric said...

That stuff looks great! Gotta try the lamb dish sometime!

Marc said...

Let me know how it came out.
Thanks for stopping by, and i'm enjoying your blog.


Andy's Blog said...

Hey Marc. Looks good. I made something similar the other nite - except used ground grass fed beef instead of lamb, and tomato or cream, but added a some shrooms and bell pepper.

It was really just a stir fry of misc ingredients i had laying around. But bacon makes everything taste batter. Bacon is the meat of life, after all.

Marc said...


Thanks man. You're food pics look real good.