Coconut Entrée Recipes

Oven-Roasted Chile Rellenos stuffed with Grass-fed Beef

Oven-Roasted Chile Rellenos stuffed with Grass-fed Beef
Oven-Roasted Chile Rellenos stuffed with Grass-fed Beef
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Servings: 7-8
Preparation Time: Approximately 1 hour

Heat oven to 400° F.

Rinse poblano peppers and coat in 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Place in casserole dish (side by side) and place in oven, turning over when outside becomes “roasted” and skin begins to blister. Once both sides are roasted, remove from oven to cool. (Should take about 10-15 minutes per side.)

Meanwhile, cook beef with 1 tablespoon coconut oil, chopped onion, one chopped poblano, and 1 teaspoon cumin powder. Cook until beef is done and onions and peppers are tender.

When baked poblanos are cool enough to touch, slice lengthwise on one side, leaving in casserole dish. Remove the stem and seeds, and scoop out any remaining seeds carefully with a spoon. Stuff each poblano with ground beef mixture, and top with grated cheese.

Using same pan that beef was cooked in, add remaining 2 tablespoons coconut oil and flour, stirring over low-medium heat. Add water, tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic and salt, stirring until chili sauce thickens. Pour sauce over beef and cheese stuffed poblanos. Cook another 15 minutes.

Remove from oven to cool slightly before serving. Garnish with olives, fresh avocados, and sour cream, if desired.

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Bison Veggie Chili

Bison Veggie Chili
Bison Veggie Chili
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 pound ground bison
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded cheese, optional
  • fresh chopped cilantro, optional

In a large stockpot, heat coconut oil. Add in bison, carrots, zucchini, celery, bell pepper, onion and tomatoes. Cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes or until meat is cooked and vegetables are soft.

Add in tomato paste, chili powder, paprika, cumin and cayenne. Stir and cook for another 5-10 minutes.

Remove from heat, ladle into bowls and top with shredded cheese and fresh cilantro, if desired.

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Coriander Meat Patties

Coriander Meat Patties
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

  • 1 pound ground beef or bison
  • 1 pastured egg, beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Combine all ingredients except for the coconut oil, and mix well. Shape into 4 equal patties.

Heat coconut oil over medium heat and fry patties about 2 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

Drain on paper towels.

Note: Mixture can be prepared one day ahead and stored in the fridge. Bring to room temperature about 10 minutes before frying.

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Savory Meat and Cabbage Curry

Savory Meat and Cabbage Curry
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Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2-4

Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Sauté the onions until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the meat and sauté until browned. Add the curry powder, salt, black pepper to taste, and mix well. Add the cabbage, mixing well.

Cover the skillet and cook until cabbage softens, 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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White Bean and Beet Green Quesadillas

White Bean and Beet Green Quesadillas
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Add garlic cloves to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and roast at 300° F for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a pan on medium heat. Add sliced onions and sauté until they become soft. Add the beet greens and sauté for 5 to 10 minutes on medium heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Set aside.

Add garlic, coconut oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper to cooked white beans then blend with an immersion blender, stand blender, or food processor. Add additional melted coconut oil or broth of choice if necessary to make bean mixture smooth.

To assemble quesadillas, spread about 1/2 cup of prepared bean mixture on each tortilla, top with the greens mixture, then sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place another tortilla on top.

Drizzle each tortilla with melted coconut oil and bake at 350° F for 20 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes. Serve hot.

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Chettinad Goat Curry

Chettinad Goat Curry
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 pounds goat meat, cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 5-6 green chilis, slit vertically
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 10-12 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 handful chopped cilantro
  • salt to taste


  • 2 teaspoons red chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 10-12 black pepper corns
  • 2 black cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

Wash goat meat pieces 3-4 times with water. Drain the water and keep meat aside.

Dry roast all the spices, except chili powder, on medium high heat till fragrant. It takes about 2 minutes. Grind the roasted spices with grated coconut using a cup of water to make a smooth paste.
Add a tablespoon of coconut oil in pressure cooker and once it is heated, fry bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves and a teaspoon of fennel seeds on medium high heat for 2 minutes. Add in chopped onions, slit green chilies and curry leaves. Saute till onion is nicely browned. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for few more seconds. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until soft, stirring occasionally for 4-5 minutes on medium high heat. Add salt and turmeric powder. Add goat meat and mix well.

Cover the pressure cooker and cook for about 15 minutes. Let the pressure cooker release all the pressure before opening. Now add the prepared coconut paste. Mix and allow to simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes. Add fresh cilantro, mix and simmer for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and serve with roti, naan or rice.

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Indian Coconut Rice Pulao

Indian Coconut Rice Pulao
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Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 cup Basmati rice, or any long grain rice
  • 2 cups coconut milk*
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 knob ginger, finely grated or chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 medium size carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh peas
  • 1 tablespoon sliced cashews
  • 1/2 tablespoon shredded coconut

Homemade Fresh Coconut Milk:

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

Wash and clean the basmati rice 2-3 times in filtered water then soak for 30 minutes.

Prepare coconut milk, set aside.

Drain the soaked rice and add it to a rice cooker with the prepared coconut milk. (You can also use a pressure cooker or pot on the stovetop to cook the rice.)

In a small pan, add olive oil or coconut oil. When the oil is hot, add bay leaf, cardamom pods, cloves, black peppercorns, and sauté on low heat until it releases the aroma.

Add the cumin seeds. When the seeds stop to sizzle, add the grated or chopped ginger and sauté for 2 minutes. Now add the chopped carrots and green peas. Sauté on medium heat for 3-4 minutes and then add this into the rice cooker.

Add water as required for the rice to cook. Cover the cooker with the lid and cook until done.

Meanwhile, in a small pan, add 2 teaspoons olive oil or coconut oil. Sauté the cashews and the shredded coconut for 2 minutes on low heat. Add this to the cooked rice. Combine well.

Serve coconut rice pulao with curry or green chutney.

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Gluten Free Meatball Casserole

Gluten-Free Meatball Casserole
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 40 minutes

  • 1 pound ground beef, bison or turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 spaghetti squash, cooked and strands removed
  • 2 cups collard greens
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (or dairy-free), optional
  • 1 cup pasta sauce

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, fennel, coriander, basil and oregano. Mix and form into 1-2″ meat balls. Place meatballs in a large skillet with about 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Cook on each side for about 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.

Place spaghetti squash strands in a greased 9×9 baking dish. Mix in collard greens, spinach, ricotta cheese, onions and garlic. Top mixture with meatballs. Top meatballs with tomato slices and shredded cheese. Pour over pasta sauce.

Bake at 350° F for about 30 minutes.

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