This easy moo shu beef bowl can be cooked quickly, is packed full of deeply satisfying nutrition, and is completely customizable.
Not to mention the simple yet stunning black garlic plum sauce that is sure to become your new favorite condiment!
Moo Shu, Everyone’s Favorite Chinese Takeout
I grieve for the easy days of ordering Chinese takeout. But that was a long time ago and before I knew better! With all my current food sensitivities and nutritional standards it just isn’t a reality anymore, so it’s up to me to scratch the itch for Chinese takeout at home.
Enter Moo Shu Beef Bowl Sans Grains
In this recipe I subbed out the more traditional pork for ground grass-fed beef and organ meats, making the whole dish a powerhouse of nutrition. I opted to skip the pancake or any grains but I think a thicker savory (leave out any sweetener) sourdough crepe would work really well if you feel up to making a more traditional version of this classic. I didn’t skimp on the plum sauce though, instead I created one of my best sauces to date — Black Garlic Plum Sauce!
Black Garlic + Dried Plums = Something Freakin’ Delicious
This sauce is everything. It’s so easy to make (only five ingredients!), naturally sweetened, and loaded with umami-rich black garlic.
Black garlic is a beautiful fermented food. The garlic itself is preserved through fermentation with careful monitoring of time and temperature. The results are a transformation of the garlic cloves from fresh, spicy, and pungent to deep, dark, and earthy sweet.
Black garlic can be made at home. If you are feeling ambitious, try this recipe.
Dried Plums aka Prunes
Um, yep. Prunes for the win. I love a good dried prune. Quality prunes are as good as any soft gummy candy and so much better for you. The added benefit of prunes… well, you all know what that is!
Moo Shu Serving Suggestions
If you are low carb or keto you may want to limit or omit the plum sauce, the coconut sugar from the eggs, and the coconut aminos from the filling.
This moo shu would be excellent served over cauliflower rice or steamed rice, or inside a savory sourdough crepe pancake. If using my crepe recipe make sure to omit the vanilla and sweetener.
A nutrient-dense stir fry of grass-fed beef, organ meats, pastured eggs, fresh napa cabbage, enoki mushrooms, and bok choy. All topped with a sweet and savory sauce made of stewed plums and fermented black garlic. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Moo Shu Beef Bowl With Black Garlic Plum Sauce and Optional Nutrient-Dense Organ Meats
Black Garlic Plum Sauce
Moo Shu Filling
Moo Shu-Style Scrambled Eggs
Moo Shu Filling
Moo Shu Scrambled Eggs
Putting the Bowl Together
Preparing Organ Meats for Adding to Recipes
A nutrient-dense stir fry of grass-fed beef, organ meats, pastured eggs, fresh napa cabbage, enoki mushrooms, and bok choy. All topped with a sweet and savory sauce made of stewed plums and fermented black garlic.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Friday 22nd of April 2022
Once I get my hands on some good quality organ meat, I'll have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!
Butter For All
Saturday 23rd of April 2022
Awesome! When I buy beef directly from a farmer I make sure to let the butcher knows I want the organs. I don't know if you have the ability to get bulk beef but it's really a great way to save money and fill the freezer!
You'll have to come back to let me know how it goes!