Just add BACON

imageDinner!

Yesterday for lunch on our Sunday lazy day, I had planned on making bacon wrapped burgers. But I was right in the middle of a very intense part of Super Bad, while also reading my book, and couldn’t pull myself away from the couch. The Hubs went in to the kitchen to start dicing up the bacon, and this is me: ‘why don’t we just add the ground beef to that bacon instead of making the patties… it’ll be delicious!’. READ: I am too lazy to get off the couch to do anything remotely close to forming patties for lunch, so ground beef is much quicker. I got up to add the seasonings, then got back to my laziness.

This is what went down in the kitchen.

  • 1 whole package of Trader Joe’s applewood smoked bacon, diced in itty bitty chunks. Cook until browned, and nearly done to your liking.
  • Add 1/2 chopped white onion straight to that delicious bacon grease.
  • We mixed in to the bacon and onion, a smidge of applewood smoked sea salt (2-3 pinches), 1/8 tsp garlic powder, 1/8 tsp coarse black pepper, 1/8 tsp dried onion powder, 1/4 tsp dried french thyme, and 1/4 tsp dried sage.
  • We then added 1.5 pounds of grass-fed ground beef and 3 turns of crack pepper and 2 pinches of sea salt.
  • Mix it all up until the beef is done.

I added half an avocado to the top, and yum!

We had lot’s of left-overs and since I had established that yesterday was a lazy day, I decided to use our lunch to make dinner.

First I quartered up 1 large yam and 1 large Japanese yam and snuggled them up on a baking sheet. I added a hefty teaspoon of coconut oil on top of each and then sprinkled with fresh ground cinnamon.

I baked these on 385 degrees for 40 minutes.

With about 15 minutes to go I put the lunch pan, still nicely coated with bacon grease, on medium heat to warm.  I added brussel sprout halves and cooked for about 5 minutes until browned.

I then added the meat-bacon concoction from lunch to re-heat. It was finished right as the timer for the coconut cinnamon yams went off.

Who says you can’t turn a lunch in to a completely different dinner? It was delicious! And so simple.

*This meal is GLUTEN FREE and PALEO