Beef and Turmeric Stew – Serves 4
This is an invitation to use food as medicine to support your immune system. Grass fed beef is a great source of zinc and turmeric is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Zinc is an essential mineral critical for immune function. Even mild to moderate zinc deficiency can impair immune function and increase risk of respiratory infections, so adequate dietary zinc should be prioritised for anyone looking to protect their immune system. Other natural sources of zinc are oysters and pumpkin and sesame seeds.
o 450 grams Top Sirloin Steak (grass fed, organic)
o 1 tbsp Tapioca Flour
o 1 tsp Sea Salt
o 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
o 1 1/2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
o 2 Carrot (medium, chopped)
o 1 sweet Potato (large, chopped)
o 1 tsp Turmeric (ground)
o 1 tsp Coriander (ground)
o 1 tsp Cumin (ground)
o 1 tsp Ground Ginger
o 2 cups Beef Broth (bone broth if you have it)
o 4 stalks spring Onion (green parts only, chopped)
o 1/2 cup Cilantro (chopped)
Cut steak into 1-inch cubes. Transfer to a mixing bowl with tapioca flour, salt and pepper. Toss until the steak is well coated.
o Heat oil in a dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add the beef and brown it on all sides. Remove the beef from the pot and set aside. (Adjust the heat as necessary when browning the steak to prevent the bottom of the pot from burning. You may need to do the browning in batches.)
o Add the carrots and potatoes to the pot along with the turmeric, coriander, cumin and ginger. Stir frequently for 2 to 3 minutes. If the spices start sticking to the bottom of the pot add two tablespoons of water to help them along. Add the browned beef back to the pan.
o Add the broth to the pot, being sure to scrape the browned bits off the bottom. Cover with a tight-fitting lid, reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 20 minutes.
o Remove the lid and stir in the green onions and cilantro. Continue to simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
o Divide into bowls and enjoy!