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Paleo Meat Lover’s Quiche Recipe
Paleo does not mean vegetarian, although there are certainly meat-free folks on a paleo diet out there. But this paleo meat lover’s quiche recipe is for the carnivores!
How to Make a Paleo Quiche
Most traditional quiches have a crust for a base. You know what that means. All-purpose flour and butter.
All-purpose white flour contains gluten and it’s super-processed. So it cannot be a part of your clean eating paleo diet.
Many paleo recipes with bread-like ingredients will substitute white flour for a paleo mix of flours like almond and coconut flour, but in this case I decided to leave out the crust.
OK, so all-purpose flour is out, and butter is out too. While dairy is delicious, there are a lot of arguments for avoiding it, particularly if your health is not in an optimum state.
Moving on, you’ll also find cheese in a lot of quiche recipes. Again, I don’t include cheese in this quiche recipe and I think you’ll still find it quite delicious.
Now that I’ve covered what’s not in this quiche, let’s transition to what is included! Of course, the base is still eggs (which are not dairy, by the way).
Eggs are a great way to kick start your morning with a boost of protein. If you’re new to paleo, you may be surprised at how much better you feel starting the day with protein instead of sugar and carbs, as many people do.
The real star of this recipe, however, is the ground beef. If you’ve never had an omelet or quiche with ground beef, you’ll be thanking me later. It’s so good!
I also jazzed it up with onion, bell pepper, and tomatoes. If you like things hot, you can add chili peppers and/or hot sauce as well.
There are endless combinations that can make for a good paleo quiche. Check out some of my favorites.
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) avocado oil, to cook with
- 4 bell peppers, deseeded and diced
- 2 onions, peeled and diced
- 1/2 lb or 225 g ground beef
- 2 small tomatoes, diced
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) hot sauce, or to taste
- 1/4 cup (4 g) fresh parsley, finely diced
- 10 eggs, whisked
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Add the avocado oil to a large frying pan and sauté the onions, bell peppers, ground beef, and tomatoes until the beef is browned. Add in the hot sauce and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Let cool for 10 minutes.
- Mix with the whisked eggs and pour into a 9-inch by 9-inch (23-cm by 23-cm) square baking dish.
- Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until the eggs are soft but set.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amount.
- Calories: 321
- Sugar: 4 g
- Fat: 24 g
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 18 g