Beef Tips & Cauliflower Mash

As the weather cools, the need for comfort food grows. This meal makes you feel warm and cozy inside. Cauliflower is low carb and oh so good, and it makes the perfect sub for potatoes; you won’t even miss them. This recipe serves four, but if you make it a dinner for two that leaves yummy leftovers.

  • 2 lbs Sirloin tips
  • 1 tbs Olive oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt and pepper, each
  • 2 cups Beef broth
  • 1½ tsp Ghee (clarified butter, or regular butter in a pinch)
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbs Worchestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp Smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp Xanthan gum, or tapioca flour dissolved in 2 tbs water
  • 1 large head Cauliflower, or 6 cups florets
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbs Unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbs Cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbs Fresh parsley, chopped

1 Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the meat, minced garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook about 5 minutes until meat is browned on all sides.

2 Pour beef broth over meat and bring to a boil, then reduce heat.

3 To the pan, add dissolved xanthan gum or tapioca flour, ghee, garlic powder, Worchestershire, paprika, salt and pepper to the beef broth. (The broth will not thicken immediately; it will take a few minutes as it simmers.)

Stir all together and let simmer until the meat is tender and the gravy is thick. Simmer for about 25 minutes for meat to become tender.

5 While the beef simmers, place cauliflower florets into a large microwavable bowl with 1/4 cup water. Cover.

6 Microwave for 10 to 15 minutes, until very soft and mushy. Drain and pat dry.

7 Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

8 Place the cooked cauliflower, sautéed garlic, butter, cream cheese and sea salt into a food processor or use a hand blender to puree until smooth.

9 Garnish with parsley.

Serves 4 | Prep Time 35 mins

Tip: If mash is too dry, add a bit of coconut milk or more butter.