As we currently have a freezer full of elk meat (thank you hubby!), I have been on the hunt (pun intended) for creative new recipes to use it in … recipes that also comply with our Lean & Green lifestyle. And I found one that I can even do in the crockpot! You all know how I like cheap and easy, so this is the perfect recipe for me. The elk was “free” since hubby got it himself and cut the steaks himself (with the help of Dad and his uncles, that is), and it doesn’t get easier than the crockpot!
I sent this off to TSFL Nutrition Support this week, so the recipe as listed here is fully Lean & Green compliant for those who are on the 5 and 1 plan. If you substitute another meat into this recipe, keep in mind that the breakdown I am going to give you is for using a meat from the leanest protein list. If you use a meat that is not quite as lean, you will need to adjust your portions to accommodate that.
- 2 lbs elk round steak
- 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp Mrs Dash onion & herb seasoning
- 1 tsp chopped garlic
- 1 tsp Splenda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1 1/2 cups low sodium canned tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups green pepper cut into strips
- 1/2 cup cold water
Cut the elk round steak into strips. Mix next 9 ingredients in slow cooker. Add elk meat. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
You will need to add one more vegetable serving to create a full lean & green. You could serve it over a 1/2 cup of mashed cauliflower or a 1/2 cup of Shiritaki noodles. The breakdown below takes this extra veggie serving into account.
Breakdown: (makes 3 servings, these numbers are how it breaks down per serving)
- 1 Leanest protein
- 3 condiments
- 3 vegetable servings