This delicious Beef and Broccoli Rabe dish is AIP, paleo, grain free and Whole30 compliant. It’s so flavorful and the perfect quick weeknight meal.
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This simple AIP Beef and Broccoli Rabe dish is made with only a few ingredients. It’s is completely AIP elimination stage compliant, paleo, grain and dairy-free and bursting with flavour!
In addition to being delicious, broccoli rabe or rapini, boasts a ton of health benefits. It offers a great dose of vitamins, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc and more. In this dish, its bitter flavours are balanced with sweet raisins and the distinctively rich flavour of kalamata olives.
Make your AIP Beef and Broccoli Rabe
To prepare this dish, begin by washing and roughly chopping your broccoli rabe. Boil a large pot of water and once water has boiled, add chopped broccoli rabe to blanch until just wilted. Set the broccoli rabe aside in an ice bath as you prepare your beef.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and thinly sliced onion and garlic before your ground beef and dried spices. Once meat has begun to brown, add olives, raisins and fresh basil. Finally, add broccoli rabe to dish stirring to incorporate the flavours. Taste for salt and adjust as needed.
Can I substitute the broccoli rabe?
The broccoli rabe ads a distinctive flavor to this dish. If you can’t find it you can substitute broccoli, but I wouldn’t recommend blanching it. Instead, chop into florets and cook directly in the skillet after adding the beef.
What can I serve this with?
You can serve this dish with zoodles, sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice or your favourite AIP pasta substitute. It’s really such a great meal that’s ready in under 30 minutes.
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AIP Beef and Broccoli Rabe (paleo, Whole30)
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
This AIP Beef & Broccoli Rabe dish is an easy weeknight meal that’s bursting with flavour and comes together in under 30 minutes.
- 1 bunch (roughly 1/2 lb) broccoli rabe, washed and roughly chopped
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 TSBSP fresh basil, chopped
- 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, drained and roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup seedless raisins
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Once water has boiled, add chopped broccoli rabe and blanch until just wilted (~2 minutes). Strain broccoli and set aside in an ice bath to prevent from continuing to cook.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add thinly sliced onion and sauté 3-4 minutes or until it begins to turn translucent.
- Next, add sliced garlic and sauté an additional 1-2 minutes so that it infuses its flavour into the oil.
- Next, add ground beef, thyme, oregano and salt and cook until meat begins to brown, stirring frequently.
- Once meat has begun to brown, add olives, raisins and fresh basil to skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Sauté 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Finally, add broccoli rabe to dish, stirring 1-2 minutes.
- Taste for salt and adjust as needed.
- Serve hot with your side of choice.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: broccoli, broccoli rabe, beef, AIP beef and broccoli, paleo, dairy-free
Delicious! Thanks for a great recipe.
This recipe is delicious! I made it nit thinking my husband would like it much but he LOVED it. So, I made it 3 days later when my mom came to town amd she loved it too, so healthy and delicious. The olives and raisins are really special, I don’t have diet needs, so I served it with pasta, but couscous, roasted sweet potatoes or brown rice would work well, too.
Our new favorite! I had a bunch of leftover broccoli rabe and wasn’t sure what to do with it other than sautéing and I’m so glad I found this recipe. I’ve made it twice in 3 days. Always with a side of oven roasted sweet potatoes. Definitely in our dinner rotation now 🙂
This is my second time making this dish. It’s so delicious. The balance of sweetness from the raisins, the saltiness from the olives, and the bitterness of the broccoli rabe is so well balanced. This is a great, relatively quick meal to make, which is a real godsend for AIPers. 🙂
Really enjoyed this recipe! It was pretty easy to make and super delicious. My boyfriend doesn’t love olives but he didn’t mind them in this recipe! Would definitely recommend.
I’m so glad!
Absolutely delicious! I’ve tried making broccoli rabe dishes before and have not always been successful. This came out great. I love the combination of the rabe, olives, and raisins. So tasty!
Holy smokes this is so SAVORY! ?? I made this for breakfast and it’s the perfect way to start the day. Veg, protein, salty and a smidge sweet?? What more could you want. I think this would also be amaze balls for a meal prep! Thank you Nicole!