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Super Easy Marinara Sauce with Ground Beef {paleo + whole30}

This super easy marinara sauce with ground beef is a healthy, short cut version of a classic full flavored meat sauce! Ready in 30 minutes FLAT for a healthy meal option that’s gluten free, paleo, and whole30 friendly.

This super easy marinara sauce with ground beef is a healthy, short cut version of a classic full flavored meat sauce! Ready in 30 minutes FLAT for a healthy meal option that's gluten free, paleo, and whole30 friendly.
 
Hellloooo lover 😍 We are OBSESSED with this marinara sauce with ground beef you guys and I’m so excited to be sharing the recipe with you bc I think you’re gonna be obsessed, too!

It’s SO versatile, easy to make, and healthy, that it has quickly become a staple for our weeknight dinners around our house.

Not only a staple but something we seriously look forward to digging our forks into anytime it’s “what’s for dinner”.

Lately I’ve been working to focus on sharing easy dinner / meal recipes for you here on Nyssa’s Kitchen that you will love and make again and again. Because honestly what’s better than healthy and crazy delicious food that is also EASY TO MAKE?! And I think this one falls into the trifecta of those three categories 💯

It is packed with comforting and homey flavors that can sometimes take waaaay too long to achieve in a home-cooked meal. But this flavorful sauce is ready in about 30 minutes flat, which gives you just enough time to prep what you’re serving it with, toss together a simple green salad, and pop open a bottle of wine 😉

Basically this super easy marinara sauce with ground beef IS weeknight dinner goals (that also makes seriously crave-able lunch leftovers for the next day <– just sayin’ 😉).

what should you eat this super easy marinara sauce with ground beef with?

 

There’s so many options!

It’s delicious paired with the obvious choice of GF pasta or ravioli, but is equally delicious served with:

  • Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi
  • With spiralized veggie noodles 
  • Over sautéed hearty greens 
  • On top of a roasted sweet potato
  • In a bowl with some fried eggs and a little arugula salad 

By making a big batch of this super easy marinara sauce with ground beef over the weekend OR at the start of your week, you’re setting yourself up for a whole weeks worth of crazy delicious and healthy dinner + lunch options.

This super easy marinara sauce with ground beef is a healthy, short cut version of a classic full flavored meat sauce! Ready in 30 minutes FLAT for a healthy meal option that's gluten free, paleo, and whole30 friendly.

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The Best Paleo Bean Free Chili {paleo + whole30}

The best paleo bean free chili! This crazy delicious chili is not only bean free (making it paleo and whole30 friendly), it’s also loaded up with a rainbow of veggies – carrots, celery, onions, peppers, tomatoes, fennel and garlic that deliver serious flavor and mega nutrition! 

This crazy delicious chili is not only bean free (making it paleo and whole30 friendly), it's also loaded up with a rainbow of veggies - carrots, celery, onions, peppers, tomatoes, fennel and garlic that deliver serious flavor and mega nutrition! 

I am pretty sure Seattle is confused about what season it’s supposed to be (SPRING, SEATTLE. IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE SPRING!). Because the trees are blooming and the crocuses and daffodils have sprung up from their earthly depths but it was SNOWING last Friday, you guys. SNOWING. Like big wet flakes falling to the ground for at least two hours 🙄 I know we’re not the only one’s but it just makes me wanna say COME ON ALREADY.

(Very ready for sun over here 🙋🏼)

So while at first I thought I might be a little too far past the cold weather season to share this recipe for the best paleo bean free chili, after this recent flash back to winter-like weather that we’ve been having around here I realized that no, it’s definitely not too late. In fact, this chili recipe is probably needed now more than ever. Because if we’re gonna have to deal with snow at the end of March, we might as well be eating delicious paleo bean free chili while we do it!

This crazy delicious chili is not only bean free (making it paleo and whole30 friendly), it's also loaded up with a rainbow of veggies - carrots, celery, onions, peppers, tomatoes, fennel and garlic that deliver serious flavor and mega nutrition! 

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Easy Make Ahead Paleo Gravy {paleo + vegan option}

Woooo team gravy!

Is gravy not the best part of holiday meals? I mean, a good gravy can save just about any dish in need of some love – dry turkey, bland mashed potatoes, over baked stuffing. It’s like the little (DELICIOUS) miracle working angel of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Which is why I was so dang heartbroken when I gave up gluten, since most classic gravies are made with flour. But little did I know then that all hope was not lost. There are amazing gravy options to be had that do not involve any gluten or grains of any kind, like this easy make ahead paleo gravy!

It is here to fill that gravy shaped hole in your heart.

(Is that weird? You guys know what I mean 😉)

Easy make ahead paleo gravy! Rich and full of flavor, this gravy is made without any binders or thickeners - perfect for your paleo or vegan table!
 
I’m sure I’m not the only one that would argue gravy to be their favorite item on the Thanksgiving (or Christmas! Or hearty mid-winter dinner!) table. Which is why I felt it was so important to get it right. And easy. Make ahead menu items can be such a game changer when it comes to planning big meals!

Unlike most gravies that are thickened with some type of flour (wheat or not), this gravy gets it’s body from puréeing caramelized onions, garlic, and a few cashews together into an aromatic infused broth.

(👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 bringing some MEGA flavor to the game)

what type of broth should you use for the gravy?

 

There’s really two main options:

  1. Homemade stock or bone broth (turkey, beef, chicken, mushroom or vegetable will all work!)
  2. Good tasting store bought broth

As one of the main ingredients of the gravy, you really want to start with something that tastes good. That being said, you don’t have to use a homemade stock or bone broth. I have made this gravy many times with store bought beef broth, chicken, or mushroom broth for a vegetarian version. Because you’re blending in some ever-so-flavorful and umami rich caramelized onions and garlic, and on top of that infusing the broth with aromatics, the store bought option will work just fine, as long as it’s a high quality option.

If you have some homemade stock or bone broth, definitely use it, as it will add another layer of richness and depth of flavor (AKA bringing your A game! 💯).

Even better – if you are making this gravy the day of the feast and making a turkey (which is totally do-able, it’s not that high maintanence), de-glaze your turkey roasting pan and incorporate some of the pan drippings to REALLY take it to the next level.

(now my mouth is watering)

Easy make ahead paleo gravy! Rich and full of flavor, this gravy is made without any binders or thickeners - perfect for your paleo or vegan table! Easy make ahead paleo gravy! Rich and full of flavor, this gravy is made without any binders or thickeners - perfect for your paleo or vegan table!

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