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Beef Tips and Gravy
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This is a beef and gravy dish that is great served over steamed spinach. Good family-style dish that the kids will love.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 2 lbs. beef, cut into 1' cubes
  • 1/3 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 onion,diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 15 oz can of beef broth- or equivelent home-made
  • 2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. tamari
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
How to make it:
  1. Toss cubed beef with rice flour until coated.
  2. Shake off excess flour.
  3. Brown beef, in three or four batches, in hot oil in a large frying pan. Remove to a separate dish.
  4. Saute onions and garlic in remaining oil and scrape up brown bits on the bottom of the pan, adding a little broth if the bottom of pan begins to burn.
  5. Add broth, worcestershire, tamari, pepper and salt. Bring to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce to a slow simmer, cover and cook for 2 hours.
  6. If gravy is not thick, remove meat to a dish and bring broth to a boil. Boil until thickened and pour over beef.
  7. Serve over rice, noodles or spinach.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Beef2 A A A A N N B B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Rice Cake/Flour3 ,4 ,5 B N B B B B N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Tamari (wheat-free)3 B N N N N N N A
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 01, 2007 at 05:57 PM By: Rodney