When he moved away from home and became master of his own kitchen my brother decreed that he would only eat meals that could be consumed from a single bowl.
By and large, he’s stuck to that rule ever since.
And I can see the appeal – less washing-up, no worries about presentation, easy to control portion sizes.
Yes indeed, the one-bowl meal can be a glorious thing.
Especially when that bowl contains beef flavoured with cumin, chili and paprika alongside fried potatoes and some healthy green veggies.
That’s a balanced meal right there, and what it lacks in presentation it definitely makes up for in taste.
Spicy Beef & Veggie Bowl (serves 2)
- 8 oz ground beef
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tbsp cumin
- pinch sea salt
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- 1/2 tbsp thyme
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
- 1 stalk broccoli, cut into small florets
- 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced into small cubes
- 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
- 2 tbsps ghee or coconut oil
- Toss the sweet potato cubes in 1 tbsp of ghee/oil, season generously then spoon into a casserole dish or onto a lined baking tray and roast at 400 for 15 minutes until browned and soft.
- Melt the remaining tbsp of oil/ghee in a wide saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and fry gently until the onion colours. Add the meat and let it brown, breaking it up with the spoon into smaller pieces. Stir in the cumin, paprika, thyme, salt and hot sauce. Let simmer until the meat is thoroughly cooked.
- Steam the broccoli and cauliflower for 10 minutes until tender.
- Assemble everything into a deep bowl and dig in.
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