For those who are doing a protein diet, here's a quick fix recipe during your veggie and meat days.
Quick Beef Recipe
A pack of ground beef
3 full tomatoes, chopped
2 shallots. finely chopped
3 cloves of minced garlic
Salt and pepper
1 lime or lemon
1 Tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil Spray
Vinaigrette: Red wine vinegar & Oil
Dash of pepper (optional) on the vinaigrette
In medium high heat, saute garlic in a greased or vegetable oil sprayed medium sized pan until slightly golden brown. Add the ground beef and stir so that the meat absorbs the garlic taste. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Let it simmer a little until the meat turns slightly brown. Mix in the finely chopped shallots and tomatoes and squeeze some lemon juice all over. Stir and let it simmer in medium heat until the tomatoes are fully cooked. Serve hot.
Prepare the lettuce. Wash and drain. In a small bowl, whisk the 3 tbsp of red wine vinegar as you pour the oil. Add a dash of pepper as an option. Pour only on the lettuce upon serving.
The tomatoes and lettuce I've used in the photo are the last harvest we've had from our small patch garden at the backyard. It's amazing how they've grown in the desert. We planted them as seeds last September 2011 and we were enjoying the fruits during the gulf's ''winter'' season. Oh yes, they're organic. :)