Chipped Steak: A Versatile Protein Prep Option

Protein preparation is a crucial part of meal planning, allowing you to effortlessly create a variety of meals throughout the week. By starting with a few basic proteins that are easy to cook in bulk, you can save time and effort while still enjoying delicious and nutritious food. This month, we’re introducing a unique and simple way to prepare beef that will offer you numerous options for your busy schedule. Say hello to chipped beef!

If you haven’t come across chipped beef before, it’s thinly sliced beef that is salted and preserved. However, our recipe takes a different approach. We asked the butcher to shred the beef into thin slices, allowing us to make our own version without the need for extensive preservation techniques. The result is a tasty and versatile protein that you can feel good about eating.

Protein Prep: How-to Make Chipped Beef

When it comes to getting the perfect cut of beef for chipped steak, it’s essential to communicate clearly with your local butcher. Let them know that you want beef sliced thin, similar to chipped beef or for steak sandwiches. Providing this information will ensure you get the desired result. Alternatively, you can find precut sandwich steak meat in the beef department of most grocery stores or request the butcher at your regular grocery store to slice the beef for you.

Now let’s delve into the preparation process. It’s remarkably straightforward. Lay out all the slices of beef and sprinkle them with your preferred sea salt or Redmond real salt. Remember, don’t overcrowd the pan when cooking. You want the beef to brown and crisp, enhancing its texture and flavor. Each side should take around 3-5 minutes to cook. If you’re preparing this as a meal prep protein, consider cooking 2-3 pounds at a time to make it worthwhile.

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Protein Prep: How-to Make Chipped Beef

Once the beef slices are fully cooked, set them aside and start a new batch until all the beef is cooked. If desired, you can further season the beef with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, taco seasoning, or any other flavors you prefer. The beauty of chipped beef lies in its versatility. You can use it in a multitude of dishes, from salads and wraps to quesadillas and stir-fries. Let your culinary creativity run wild!

To inspire you further, here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Chopped up on a Big F-in Salad
  • Over a bowl of roasted veggies, rice, or cauliflower rice
  • In a stir-fry or fried rice
  • In tacos or wraps
  • With eggs in a sheet pan eggs, mini egg bites, or a frittata
  • In a veggie-loaded breakfast hash
  • Mixed with pasta and sauce

As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Chipped beef offers a refreshing alternative to the usual grilled chicken for your meal prep. Get ready to enjoy a variety of flavorful and effortless meals throughout the week.

Protein Prep: How-to Make Chipped Beef

How to Use Chipped Beef

Here are a few recipe ideas to ignite your culinary imagination:

  • Grain-free Steak Quesadillas (dairy-free option included)
  • Gluten-Free Cheesteak Bowls (Keto, Grain-Free, Options For Paleo + Whole30)
  • Beef and Broccoli Egg Bake (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Options For Paleo, Whole30, Dairy-Free)
  • Paleo Beef Stroganoff (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Whole30, Keto)

Other Simple Batch Cooked Proteins for Easy Protein Prep

If you’re interested in exploring more options for protein preparation, consider these alternatives:

  • Ground turkey, chicken, beef, pork, or lamb
  • Shredded chicken
  • Roast chicken
  • Double batch of crispy chicken thighs
  • Easy sheet pan chicken and veggies
  • Shredded beef (three ways)
  • Sheet pan steak fajitas (can be made with chicken, pork, or shrimp)
  • Carnitas
  • Kalua pork (or chicken)
  • Asian chicken stir fry (ground meat can be used in various ways throughout the week)
  • Hard cooked eggs in the Instant Pot
  • Mini egg bites
  • Sheet pan eggs
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Now you have the secret to effortless meal planning at your fingertips. Enjoy the endless possibilities with chipped beef and elevate your meal prep game to new heights!