Bison Bolognese over creamy mashed potatoes

January 8, 2017

What did the buffalo say to his son when he left for college?

BISON.

 

Laughter filled my heart the first time I heard that joke and to this day does it still make me smile from ear to ear.

I'm one of those people who laugh at silly jokes, when people trip over their shoe or fart. Humor of a child, but there is no shame over here.

 

Day 7 of the Whole30 program and I could not be more eager to create new recipes for you guys. Bison is one of my favorite animal proteins to eat. Lean, low in calories and high in protein.

 

Tonight I decided to make a bison bolognese and substitute spaghetti with creamy mashed potatoes. Not knowing how it was going to turn out, I hoped for the best.

 

With the finished product, I dipped the spoon into the mashed potatoes, topped it with bolognese and as I let the flavors melt onto my palate I jumped for joy in my slippers and then clapped for myself (doesn't everyone do this?) 

Ingredients

 

Bison Bolognese

1.25 lb grass-fed ground buffalo

6 oz organic tomato paste - no salt added 

1/2 red tomato - diced

1 organic carrot - grated

1 1/2 celery - diced

1 tsp garlic - minced

1 TBS olive oil

Season to taste:

Sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder,

parsley flakes & cayenne pepper 

 

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

3 medium potatoes - red or yellow

1/4 cup canned coconut milk - no sugar added

Salt & pepper to taste

 

Directions

 

In a dutch oven or medium pot, coat bottom with olive oil. On medium heat add celery, tomato and carrots toss for 2 minutes. Add garlic and seasonings to toss for 5 minutes. Add bison and cook until bison is brown for about 10 minutes. Pour tomato paste and stir. Turn heat down to low and cover for 15 minutes.

 

As the flavors are incorporating, you can start on the mashed potatoes. Bring the potatoes to a boil in a pot until fork tender. Drain water and reuse pot to make the mash. Turn heat back on low then smash potatoes with fork. Add coconut milk and season to taste. Mix well and turn off stove.

 

Serve immediately and savor the dish blissfully.

 

Enjoy!

 

Love,

Elaine 

 

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