Here is a spicy cocoa version of an old favorite. Since you will not be serving this over the traditional hamburger bun, you have several options. We like to make a bed of romaine lettuce and tomato slices, but there are many possibilities: eggplant, squash, nut patties, you name it.
· 1 ½ lbs ground turkey or beef (preferably grass-fed)
· 1 cup chopped onion
· 1 cup tomato puree
· 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
· 1 Tbsp chili powder
· ½ tsp yellow mustard powder
· 1 ½ tsp ground black pepper
Cook meat and onion in a large skillet on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until the meat is browned. Stir in the remaining ingredients and heat for another 10 to 15 minutes. Serve over vegetables of your choice. Makes 4 servings.
Zone Blocks (per serving): 4 blocks protein, < 1 block carb, approx. 8 blocks fat (depending on meat used)