Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes Chorizo Winter Squash Casserole Recipe

This deliciously earthy, smoky, paleo slow cooker recipe is a great winter warmer for the whole family.

Pop the ingredients in your slow cooker first thing in the morning, then head out for the day. On your return, the delicious aromas that have filled your home will feel like a warm, loving hug. You won't want to do anything other than go and grab a bowl full immediately, probably even before you've removed your coat!

This deliciously earthy, smoky paleo slow cooker recipes is a great winter warmer for the whole family from CreativelyPaleo.com

This is the ultimate in soul comforting food; the only thing that could make it better is to sit by a roaring fire as you warm your chilly hands on your bowl! 

If you don't have a small army to feed, keep the leftovers for the next couple of night's dinner, just reheat thoroughly and you've got a delicious meal with no prep and no washing up - result!

Chorizo Winter Squash Casserole - Nutritional Info

Lots of winter vegetables are orange in colour. This is because they contain beta carotene (a form of vitamin A). Now I am not a doctor or nutritionist, but beef and winter vegetable stews are part of our traditional eating habits and I wondered, as I was cooking this dish, whether there was any kind of nutritional benefit of combining these two foods. I had a feeling that vitamin A might help with iron absorption, and it would appear that I am correct, so that's a pretty good reason to indulge in our warming winter squash recipe wouldn't you say?

Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes Ingredients - serves 6

  • 450g beef chunks
  • 1 small chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 6 carrots, cut into sticks
  • 3 sweet potatoes, quartered or cut into eighths
  • 1 winter squash of choice - we used coquina
  • 1 tsp smoked garlic powder or 3 cloves of fresh garlic (smoked if available)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 300 ml beef stock
  • 1 jar of passata (600ml approx) or a couple of cans of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 dsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp crushed mixed peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of halved stuffed green peppers

To Garnish

  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 small beetroot spiralized
  • sour cream if you eat dairy

Instructions

  1. Heat the coconut oil and fry off the onions and brown the beef.
  2. Pour the stock and tomatoes in to the pan and bring up to the boil.
  3. Transfer to the slow cooker and add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. If you are going out for the day, cook on the lowest heat, if you want it done more quickly, cook for 4 - 5 hours on the high setting.
  5. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
  6. Serve with the spiralized beetroot, chopped onion, coriander and, if you eat dairy, sour cream.

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