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Brats N Peppers served with Creole Butternut Squash

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1lb. Habanero Mango Sausage Brats (Or, brats, links, of choice)
1-2T Cold Pressed Organic Coconut Oil
1/2T Garlic, minced
1 SMALL Onion, sliced
1/8tsp Him. Salt, or more to taste
1/8-1/4tsp Course Black Pepper
1-1.5tsp Dried Oregano
8 MINI Sweet Peppers
1/2 Pkg. Frozen Pepper and Onion Mix (Or, more fresh. It’s what we had)

Melt Oil in skillet, add in cut up brats/links. Brown. Add in Garlic and saute some. Add in Onions, saute more. Add in Oregano, Salt, and Pepper. Then, the Peppers. Cover and cook til soft. Remove cover and cook down juices.
We served with:
CREOLE BUTTERNUT SQUASH:
Frozen Butternut Squash, cubes
Drizzle of Olive Oil
Shake of Garlic and Onion Powder
GOOD SHAKE of Creole Seasoning. Air fry on Fry Button. Try with your Brat N Pepper Mix. Tasty.

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Breakfast – Ham’d Eggs with Baconed Avocado N Mushrooms

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1/4-1/2c Cubed Ham
1/2T Butter
6-8 Eggs
3T Milk
– 1tsp Butter
– Fist Full of Cheese

Add Butter and Ham to skillet. Cook. Whisk in Eggs and Milk. Once mostly cooked, add in 1tsp Butter and Cheese. Cook til melted, shut off heat.

Bacon
Avocado, sliced
Mushrooms

Cook Bacon. Remove and cover. Sautee Mushrooms. Once mostly done, add in Avocado Slices to fry each side in Bacon Grease.

Dehydrated Fish Snacks

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Fish (We used Tilapia, frozen. Thawed)
1/2c Soy Sauce
1tsp Liquid Smoke
1T Lemon Juice (Bottled kind, 100%)
2tsp Course Black Pepper

Marinade 4-5 hours. Dehydrate in dehydrator for 6-8 hours. I had to cut  in half long way, because, the skinnier sides were done a lot sooner. Use scissors to cut to bite size for snacks. I store in fridge, just because.

I do like Smoked Fish. Smoke at 200-225 for 2 hours with chips. Add to dehydrator for 1-2 more hours for that more jerky texture for snacking.

Instant Pot (Opt.) Steak N Mushrooms – AMAZING!

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Photo isn’t the best, because, we were HUNGRY! This was AMAZING!

1 lb Steak, cut to strips
1 8oz. Baby Bella Mushrooms, WHOLE!

4T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2T Soy Sauce
1T Worcestershire
2tsp SMOKY Montreal Steak Seasoning
1tsp Orrington Farm’s Beef Base Seasoning
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder

Cut Steak into Strips. PREMIX Marinade. Add, Strips to marinade. Toss around. Add in Mushrooms, toss around. Marinade 4-6 hours.
Add EVERYTHING to a foil bowl (Open top, I use foil, do not cover).

In the Instant Pot, Add:
– 2c Water
– 1tsp Orrington Farm’s Beef Base Seasoning
Mix Season with Water. Add in grate. Place foil bowl of Steak N Mushrooms on top (Out of water).
I have a 8qt Instant Pot. I Seal and Set to Pressure Cook for 8-10 minutes. Pressure release for couple minutes. Then, vent.
GREAT served with Zucchini Noodles.
Zucchini Noodles:
Zucchini cut to spaghetti noodles.
Light Sprinkle Noodles with Salt.
Boil Noodles 30 seconds. Drain. Pat Dry, LIGHTLY.
1/2T Minced Garlic (I let the Garlic sit in Oil since marinading steak)
1-2T Olive Oil (I let the Garlic sit in Oil since marinading steak)
Splash with few drops of Lemon Juice.

Greek Butternut Squash

Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, etc. can be used.

Premix:
1T Mayo
1tsp Olive Oil
2-3T Parmesan Grated Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1-1.5tsp Dijon Mustard
Splash of Lemon Juice
Shake of: Pepper, Him. salt
Good shake of: Garlic Powder, McCormick’s Mediterranean Greek Seasoning

Butternut Squash (I used frozen squash, we froze from garden)
Air Fry on Fry Button, we toss halfway through.
Toss with above sauce, IMMEDIATELY, after cooking.

Red Wine Deer Stew (Or, Roast)

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1-2lb Back Strap Deer Meat
   – Premix and season all sides of Deer with: 3/4tsp Garlic Powder, 1/2tsp Onion Powder, 1/2tsp Him. Salt, Shake Pepper, 1tsp Dried Thyme, 1T Dried Parsley, 1tsp Dried Rosemary, 1/2tsp Paprika
Drizzle of EVOO
 – Sautee Deer Meat in EVOO. Remove and set aside.
Add in 2T Butter.
Add in 1-2c Onions
 – Sautee.
Add in:
3/4T Fresh Garlic, minced
2T Tomato Paste
 – Sautee, DON’T BURN!
 – Add in:
2T Worcestershire
1/2c Tisdale Merlot Red Wine (Up to 1c can be added. I did 1/2c)
 – Cook Down juices
 – Add in Meat
 – Top with:
2c + 1/4c Water
4tsp Orrington Farm’s Beef Base and Seasoning (Or, 2 crushed Beef Broth Cubes)
1 Au Jus Pkt.
1 Bay Leaf
2-2.5c Carrots
1/2c Celery
2.5c Baby Bella Mushrooms

Cook on low 4-8 hours.
Make Slurry with Cornstarch (I believe I did 1-2T Cornstarch+1-2T Water. Equal amounts.). Stir into Stew. Allow to cook some, while stirring. Turn off heat to cool a smidge and thicken.

Eat alone. Or, serve over your favorite Mashed Potatoes. Great with Noodles cooked in Beef Broth, as well.

Salmon, Creamed Mushrooms, Asparagus

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Salmon
Brush with Lemon Honey (VERY LITTLE!!! Optional. I did one THIN line down middles)
Coat with Course Pepper
Nice shake of Him. Salt
Sprinkle of Cayenne

Creamed Mushrooms:
3-4T Clam Juice, about
1tsp Orrington’s Farm Beef Base & Seasoning
1/3c Water
Good Shake Course Pepper
Small Sprinkle Salt
Sprinkle Garlic Powder
Sprinkle Onion Powder
2 pkg. MUSHROOMS
 – Mix around. Marinade above 20 minutes.
 – Cook down Mushrooms in skillet. Add in:
1tsp Butter
1-2T Cream Cheese
3-4T Parmesan Cheese (Or, more to taste)
 – Cook til melted. Add in:
Up to 1/4c Heavy Cream, adding until desired creaminess/drenched-ness

Asparagus is Steamable Frozen Bag.

Smoked Roast Steaks topped with Butter Garlic Shrimp

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12oz. Shrimp, devein detail
Shrimp Marinade:
2tsp Olive Oil
1/2tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
4T medium Garlic Cloves, minced
1/2T Dried Parsley
1/4tsp Dried Dill
1/4tsp Himalayan Salt
1/2tsp Garlic Powder

Steak  (Ours was 2 lb Roast)
Marinade: 1T Olive Oil, 1tsp: Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, 1/2tsp: Himalayan Salt, Pepper

2T Butter

UP TO 3T Parmesan Cheese (OPTIONAL)
1/3-1/2c Heavy Whipping Cream

Premix Marinades. Brush Steaks with Marinade. Toss Shrimp with it’s Marinade. We smoked Steaks with Hickory Wood Chips, using our Oster Smoker/Roaster. (225-250 for 1 hour).
Sautee Shrimp with Butter in Skillet. Add in Parmesan and Whipping Cream. Simmer til juices are cooked down, some. Top Shrimp over Steak. Served with Mashed Potatoes, and,

Broccoli Mushroom Onion:
Saute all, in butter or oil. Add in a lil Soy Sauce. Toss. Eat. (Water can be added to keep from burning, during cooking.).

OPTIONS: You can cut up meat, top over Green Beans, dump Shrimp N Sauce over top.
Or, Serve with noodles (Zucchini Noodles!)

Beef N Cheese Keto Snacks

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3/4c Shredded Moz. Cheese
1/4c Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
3-4T Grated Parmesan Cheese
Optional: 1/8tsp Himalayan Salt, minced Jalapeno

In small blender, blend all ingredients. Lay a thin-ish layer onto Parchment Paper.  Cook in pizza oven a few minutes on each side, or til each is LIGHT golden. YOU WILL NEED TO KEEP CLOSE EYE ON IT (It burns quickly). Allow to cool and cut into squares.
I put in the fridge in a bag with below, making Beef Jerky and Cheese Snack Mix.

   — I SERVE WITH: 

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Low Carb Low Cal Snack – tTt’s Lil Jerks

RECIPE:
2 lb. Beef (Grab whatever steak/roast on sale… In the end, it’s all Tasty!)
Hi Mountain Seasoning’s Jerky Cure & Seasoning ORIGINAL BLEND:
– 1T of Season Mix (Darker Powder) 1T+1tsp Cure (Per instructions)
1tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder
1tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
2T – 1/4c Teriyaki Sauce
Tasty option: Season, well, the tops (When you first put on dehydrator) with Fresh Cracked Black Pepper.

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2lbs of meat. I used this time around. Cut into strips about 1/4in thick. Sometimes, I make nuggets. Your choice. They say to cut off the fat. After long periods, it can go rancid. But, we eat this so fast there’s no need to worry about ever getting there. We also store ours in fridge. Try to find less fat, tho… It’s better to eat. 
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Add ingredients into a bowl with meat.
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Get your hands dirty and mix it well.
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Add to ziploc bag and make sure it’s pretty air tight. MARINADE 24hours. Flip and mix around bag around half way through.
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Dehydrate 4 hours. Keep in mind, it gets harder as it sits after dehydrating.
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Store in airtight container. We store ours in fridge, especially, these. As, they have the fat on. If you get the nice no fat kind, works fantastic in air tight container for a longer time.

Low Carb Pizzas

JOSEPH’S Flax Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Meat Link (I used Smoked Sausage), sliced
Cheese
Can Basil Oregano Tomatoes, drained well
Season tops with: Oregano, Parmesan, Pepper

Top Pizzas with cut up Link, Tomatoes, Cheese. Season with Seasons. Cook in pizza oven til melted and crispy.

Low Carb Pork Gyros

Joseph’s Flaxseed Pitas are THE BEST! Especially, when they are fried in Skillet with Butter Spray and outsides are sprinkled with Garlic Powder. I use these for Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Wraps. They are AMAZING and lower carbs. Only 6g Net Carbs each! 

Bone In Pork Roast
1tsp Smoke + 1T Olive Oil + 1tsp Dijon (Mix. Brush onto meat)

Premix Season and coat meat (Reserve 1T):
2T Oregano
1/2T McCormick’s Worcestershire Pub Seasoning
1T Beef Broth Base Seasoning (I use Orrington’s)*
1T McCormick’s Greek or Mediterranean Herbs
1T Garlic Powder
1T Onion Powder
1/2T Basil
1/2T Paprika
3/4tsp Himalayan Salt
1tsp Pepper

Tzatziki:
1c Sour Cream
1/4c Mayo
1 Cucumber, peel, deseed, grate
1T Dill Season
1T Fresh Garlic, minced
2tsp Red Wine Vinegar
1/2tsp Himalayan Salt
1/4tsp Dried Mint

Toppings: Tomatoes, Feta Cheese

Joseph’s Flaxseed Pita Bread (6g Net Carbs)
Butter Spray
Garlic Powder

Premix Tzatziki and place in fridge.
Mix Smoke/Oil/Dijon and lightly brush Mixture onto Meat. Season, well, with Season Mix (Reserve 1T Seasoning for later use). Roast in Roaster ON grate. (You can pour a little Broth into Bottom for Moisture.)
Remove Meat and cut up. Season Shredded Meat with Reserved Season. Add to foil and place back into Roaster, on grate, 30min-1hr.
Top meat onto Josephs Pita. Butter Spray Skillet and outside Pita Shell, brown each side of Gyro. Sprinkle outer Shell with Garlic Powder. Top with Tomatoes, Feta, and Tzatziki. Eat!

*Notes: 1 Beef Broth Cube, crushed, will work!

Baconed Rutabaga

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Bacon, cooked (RESERVE GREASE!)
Butter (Compensate for grease cooking up)
2 Rutabagas, diced
Fresh Garlic, minced
Onion
Sea Salt
Pepper

Optional: Top with Cheese Slices

Cook Bacon, leave grease in pan. Set Bacon aside. Add Rutabaga to pan. Cook til soft, adding in Onion. Near end, crumble Bacon, add in and season with Pepper and Salt.
Optional to top with Cheese Slices.

Served on the side of:
Steak
  Marinade, ABOUT:
1/2T Lime Juice
1/2T Lemon Juice
1tsp Beef Base Seasoning
1tsp McCormick’s Worcestershire Pub Seasoning
1tsp: Garlic, Onion Pwdr., Orange Peel
2tsp Cumin, Chili Powder
1/4tsp Coriander
Shake of Salt and Pepper
  Topped with:
Sweet Bell Peppers saute in Oil with Oregano
Warmed Avocado (I mixed with Onions and Tomatoes)

Sun Dried Tomato and Shrimp Pasta

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Shrimp (Or, meat of choice)
Marinade:
2T Lemon Juice
2tsp McCormick’s Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Seasoning
1/2tsp Tajin
1/2tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder

COCONUT Oil to cook

Sautee above, add in:
Tay’s Frozen TOMATOES (Recipe Below)
Cook down juices, add in:
1/2c Heavy Whipping Cream
3T Grated Parmesan Cheese

Serve over (*See notes):
Zucchini Noodles
Sweet Peppers, slivered

Marinade Shrimp. Saute in pan with Coconut Oil. Add in Tay’s Frozen Tomatoes. COOK DOWN juices (Cook uncovered helps). Once cooked down, stir in Parm. Cheese and Cream. Cook down some more.

Bring Water and Pinch of Salt to boil. Add in Zucchini Noodles and Sweet Peppers. Boil for 1 Minute (Or, so). Drain well. Serve Shrimp Sauce over Noodles.

*Notes: Can be served over Noodles, Vegis, Meats (Steak, Chicken), as Sauce for Lasagna… Endless Idears!

Tay’s Frozen Tomatoes:
We had Tons of Tomatoes from the Garden, so we blanch and freeze with Seasoning. Great for Stews, Sauces, Chilis, etc.

4-5 Fresh from Garden Tomatoes
6 Basil Leaves (About 1/2tsp dried)
3 Med. Garlic Cloves, minced
1.5-2T Fresh Parsley
2-2.5T Fresh Oregano
1/4tsp Salt

To Blanch Tomatoes: Bring pot of water to a boil. Have a Ice Water Bowl Ready. Place Tomatoes into Boiling Water for 30-40 seconds. Take out, IMMEDIATELY, place into Ice Water. Peel off Skins. Remove stem part. Cut into 4s.
Place into Freezer Friendly Bags. Add Seasoning and light mix. Let out air, roll. Write contents on bag (Things look the same once frozen!).

 

Jamaican Steak N Sweet Potato

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LOW CARB! This recipe stems from our Jamaican Chicken.

Steak

Marinade (Premix, brush on):
1tsp each: Coriander, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder
1.5T McCormick Jamaican Jerk Season
1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1/4c Soy Sauce
2 dried Bay Leaves

Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil

1 med./lrg. Sweet Potato, sliced thin
Bella Mushrooms
a lil Red Onions, slivered

Mix Marinade ingredients. Brush onto Steak. Marinade 6 hours. Cut up Steak. Save 1 Bay Leaf (Add in with Vegis). Heat Coconut Oil in skillet. Add in Steak, cook some. Add in rest (INCLUDING ONE BAY LEAF). Cook, covered, til potatoes are soft. Remove Bay Leaf, eat.

Meatball N Cabbage Stew/Soup

LOW CARB! Was amazing! Forgot photo.

Rub Crockpot with Butter
12 Beef Meatballs
Tay’s Frozen Seasoned Tomatoes (Recipe below)
1 can Tomato Sauce
1/2c Water
1/2 head Cabbage
Carrots, Onions, 1/2can Green Beans (Drained), Mushrooms
3T Worcestershire
3T Prepared Horseradish
1/2T McCormick’s Grill Mates Worcestershire Pub Burger Seasoning
1T Orrington’s Farm Beef Broth Base and Seasoning

OPTIONAL: Another 1/2c Water

Butter Crock. Add all, cook on low 5-6hours.

*If KETO: Use Meatballs with no bread crumbs/carbs.

Tay’s Frozen Tomatoes:
We had Tons of Tomatoes from the Garden, so we blanch and freeze with Seasoning. Great for Stews, Sauces, Chilis, etc.

4-5 Fresh from Garden Tomatoes
6 Basil Leaves (About 1/2tsp dried)
3 Med. Garlic Cloves, minced
1.5-2T Fresh Parsley
2-2.5T Fresh Oregano
1/4tsp Salt

To Blanch Tomatoes: Bring pot of water to a boil. Have a Ice Water Bowl Ready. Place Tomatoes into Boiling Water for 30-40 seconds. Take out, IMMEDIATELY, place into Ice Water. Peel off Skins. Remove stem part. Cut into 4s.
Place into Freezer Friendly Bags. Add Seasoning and light mix. Let out air, roll. Write contents on bag (Things look the same once frozen!).

Chinese Steak & Vegis

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LOW CARBS!

Thin Steak, sliced
-Season with:
Few Good Shakes of Chinese 5 Spice
Shake of Ginger
Shake of Onion Powder
Shake of Garlic Powder
Good Shake of Pepper
1tsp Orrington Farms Beef Base and Seasoning (Or, Beef Broth Cube)

Olive Oil

Soy Sauce
Lime Juice

Zucchini, quartered or halved
1/4c Onion, sliced thin
1c Mushrooms
1 Block of Frozen Broccoli

Slice Steak. Season. Set aside. Heat Oil in a Skillet. Add Steak. Add good few splashes of Soy Sauce. Add a splash of Lime Juice. Cook Steak. Add in Vegis. Cook down juices. Near end, add a nice splash of Soy Sauce and a splash of Lime Juice. Serve.

Smoothered Meatballs N Cheese

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LOWER CARB!

Good Beef Meatballs*
Tay’s Frozen and Seasoned Tomatoes (Recipe below), THAWED
2T Tomato Paste
Olive Oil

Cheese: Shredd. Moz., Sprinkle Pepperjack, Sprinkle of Shedd. Cheddar, Sprinkle of Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind).

Heat Oil, add in Meatballs, brown. Add in Tomato Paste, heat it up. Add in Tomatoes (Juice and all!). COOK DOWN JUICES. Top entire dish with Moz. Cheese, then, a SPRINKLE of Pepperjack and Cheddar Cheese. Shake on some Parmesan. Heat til melted. Serve with side of Peppers.

Pepper Mix
(Served on side):
In separate skillet. Sautee Peppers, Onions, and season with Oregano. OPTIONAL: Once about done, season LIGHTLY with Tajin (Or, light sprinkle of Cajun.)

Tay’s Frozen Tomatoes:
We had Tons of Tomatoes from the Garden, so we blanch and freeze with Seasoning. Great for Stews, Sauces, Chilis, etc.

4-5 Fresh from Garden Tomatoes
6 Basil Leaves (About 1/2tsp dried)
3 Med. Garlic Cloves, minced
1.5-2T Fresh Parsley
2-2.5T Fresh Oregano
1/4tsp Salt

To Blanch Tomatoes: Bring pot of water to a boil. Have a Ice Water Bowl Ready. Place Tomatoes into Boiling Water for 30-40 seconds. Take out, IMMEDIATELY, place into Ice Water. Peel off Skins. Remove stem part. Cut into 4s.
Place into Freezer Friendly Bags. Add Seasoning and light mix. Let out air, roll. Write contents on bag (Things look the same once frozen!).

*IF KETO: Use Meatballs WITHOUT Breadcrumbs!

Mexi Chicken Thighs

2 Chicken Thighs (Skin on)
1tsp Tajin (Dollar Store)
1/2tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Garlic Salt
1/4tsp Chipotle
1/4tsp Pepper

Cook Chicken in Oil.
Add in and Sautee:
Frozen Peppers and Onions, or fresh
1/8c Gherkins, sliced into 1/3rds.
Sprinkle Vegis w/ Oregano

Top with Avocado Slices and a QUICKY Pico:
1/2can Tomatoes w/Chiles, drained
1/2T Chives
1/2T Green Onions, chopped
1/2tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Pepper
1/2T Lime Juice

Pork Rind Crispy Chicken – Air Fryer

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3 Chicken Drumsticks (With or without skin)
(Optional to salt and Pepper Drumsticks, I skip)

1 Egg
1/2T Dijon
1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/3c crushed PORK RINDS, crushed to powder
1/2T Coconut Flour
Seasoning (Optional. Sprinkle of each.): Creole, Paprika, Cayenne, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Tajin

Whisk, vigorously, Egg, Dijon, Oil.
In separate dish, toss together Rinds, Flour, and Seasons (If using).
Place into air fryer (Don’t move around too much). ALLOW to sit for 5 minutes, to help moisten coating. I air fry 3-4 at a time.  I press the Drumstick Button. Allow to run til it’s done. Flip over, hit Drumstick Button, BUT, only do it for 10 more minutes.
Eat!

Try our Air Fried Breaded Green Beans, same as above, just Green Beans!

Steak N Pepper Logs w/ AMAZING Avocado Sauce

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PHOTO does not do this justice. We were HUNGRY and it was late. Hence the one and done photo. No worries, we will be making it again, soon, it was AMAZING!!! 

Steak

Marinade:
Dijon
McCormick’s Gourmet Worcestershire Pub Burger Seasoning
Orrington Farms BEEF Broth Base and Seasoning (Or, Beef Broth cube, crushed)

Peppers (I used fresh and frozen Pepper/Onion Mix)
Red Onions
Olive Oil
Oregano
Pepper

On both sides of steak, LIGHTLY/BARELY, brush Steaks with Dijon Mustard. Season with Pub Season. Then, lightly, with Broth Base Seasoning. Roll up Steak, place in bag, marinade.
Sautee Peppers in Oil with good shakes of Oregano and a shake of Pepper.
Unroll and beat steak out to thin layer. Top with line of Sauteed Pepper Mix. Roll, use toothpicks to hold in place. Oil Pan, Sear each side. Top with Amazing Avocado Sauce. Eat.

Horseradish Avocado Sauce (DON’T be scared of Horseradish. Adds amazing flavor to Steak):
1 Large, nicely ripened, Avocado
1.5T Mayo
1.5T Horseradish
1/2tsp Lemon
1/2tsp Cilantro
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt

Served with Coated Green Beans (Stems from our AWESOME Air Fried Crispy Chicken!):
Green Beans

1 Egg
1/2T Dijon
1tsp Olive Oil

1/3c Pork Rinds, crushed to powder
1/2T Coconut Flour
Seasons optional, we wanted spicy and did:
Good Shakes of Creole
Sprinkle of: Pepper, Cayenne, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Tajin Seasoning (Dollar Store)

Vigorously, whisk Egg, Dijon, Oil.
Separate dish, combine Rinds, Flour, and Seasons.
Toss Beans with Egg Mixture, press into coating. Add to air fryer. Allow to set a few minutes to moisten. Then, I hit the Chicken Drumstick Button.