Lots of stuff in this one. Let's see if I can remember it all from last night. The ground beef was about 3/4 pound I had left over. I think 80/20 (or even 70/30 if you can find it) quality ground beef is a fine paleo food. It's a good way to boost fat intake — essential to the paleo way — where a minimum of 50% of your energy ought to be coming from fat. Remember, this is a battle over hunger.
So, in addition to the ground beef we've got an egg, 1/4 chopped onion, 1/3 cup shredded broccoli / carrot, further chopped, clove of minced garlic, a splat of mustard, few dashes of Worcestershire, three tablespoons tomato sauce, and maybe a quarter teaspoon each of the following: salt, pepper, sage, thyme, parsley, oregano, basil. A dash of apple cider vinegar, about 1/3 cup of almond meal, teaspoon of dry basmati rice, 6-8 whole pistachios (more next time), and a half handful of whole cranberries.
I had to fashion a baking dish.
The oven was at 325 and I brought the internal temp to 145. You owe it to yourself to get one of these temp probes. It takes out the guesswork and saves time and overcooking.
While it was cooking I prepared a demi-glace reduction with a bit of added red wine and a few crushed cranberries. I then strained it. I was on my own for dinner, and realized that after digging in I wouldn't care for anything else and I didn't. However, I was coming off a fast and ended up getting hungry about 4 hours later and having bacon & eggs, around midnight. On the paleo way, one eats when one is hungry, no matter when.