Sometimes I just need to eat red meat. Often when I’m pre-menstrual, to be honest, or feeling tired, or want extra protein. I love a good juicy steak, nice and pink in the center, with a crunchy char on the outside. But I also get intimidated by cooking a steak. Like, it has to be perfect if I’m gonna do it. This dish has far less pressure for me, and reminds me of my family. We call it “housie”. It’s a Lebanese dish that is usually made as a filling for meat pies or put in other things - but I like to make it on it’s own in a skillet and serve it over rice when I’m feeling cozy. I usually serve it with a big spinach salad for some fresh, light flavor, as it’s a very savory dish. This is a great dish to help build blood quality and uses warming spices - cinnamon, allspice, pepper - to invigorate the body and help prevent stagnation.
Qualities: Warming, Invigorating, Building.
Housie with Rice:
1 lb ground bison or grass fed beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 tbsp butter
½ C toasted pine nuts
2 tsp spice blend (equal parts cinnamon, allspice, and black pepper)
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
sea salt to taste
Jasmine rice, cooked per instructions.
Cook ground meat in a skillet until most redness is cooked through. Drain the meat and set aside. Heat butter and cook onions in butter until soft and clear; add meat into skillet again and cook another minute; add parsley and spice blend and toss mixture with spices to coat well; add pine nuts and cook another minute while mixing all together and salt to taste. Serve in bowls over rice with more parsley on top. It’s also very good with some plain tart yogurt served on the side :)