Healthy, Delicious Pate

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Healthy Delicious Pâté

Healthy Delicious Pâté

Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too has never tried my pâté! :) Most people I know, they fall into one of two camps. They either love the flavor and texture of pâté, or hate it for similar reasons. It’s also typically very fatty. I wanted to make a pâté that is yummy, has a nicer texture and is much healthier. It’s a fair bit of work but boy was it a hit. Feel free to experiment with the types of meat and cuts that you use, just keep the proportions similar.

Healthy, Delicious Pate
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 10+

Ingredients
  • 2 cups of beef, cubed
  • 1 cup of pork, cubed
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • ½ cup mushrooms, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices gluten free bread (substitute regular bread if you prefer)
  • ⅓ cup liver (chicken, veal or beef)
  • 8 slices of Kirkland Signature Low Sodium Bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Kirkland Signature Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Kirkland Signature Tellicherry Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ cup carrot sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 allspice berries
  • ⅔ cup leftover meat (roast or steak if you don’t have any, add 1 more cup of raw beef)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of brandy (optional but recommended)

Instructions
  1. In your widest pan over medium heat, fry half of the bacon for about 3 minutes, then add the raw beef and raw pork and fry until the meat is browned.
  2. Transfer the meat and drippings into a deep pot. Add the onion, carrot, bay leaf, allspice and mushrooms.
  3. Cover with water and let it cook on low for about 90 minutes. During the last 5 minutes of cooking add the liver.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove the meat and vegetables, reserving the broth (and bay leaves) in the pot.
  5. Take about 1 cup of the broth and pour it into a small bowl, then add the bread and let it soak.
  6. Meanwhile, using a grinder grind the leftover meat, the cooked meat and vegetables, plus the remaining uncooked bacon and soaked bread into a large deep bowl.
  7. In a small bowl, briefly mix together the eggs, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  8. Add the whipped egg mix to the ground meat and vegetables and thoroughly mix everything together.
  9. Now we test the consistency of the mixture. If it is too dry, continue to add broth from the pot in small batches until a smooth mousse like consistency is reached. (It should not be pourable like a cake batter, but like a fluffy mousse or whipped cream cheese.)
  10. Add the brandy and mix in.
  11. Pre-heat your oven to 360F.
  12. Line 1 or 2 banana bread pans with foil and then scoop the pate mix into them.
  13. Optionally garnish the top with whole peppercorns and a couple of bay leaves.
  14. Bake in the oven for about 45-60 minutes until done. The pate should be golden brown on the top.
  15. Remove from the oven and allow the pate to cool to room temperature, and then place into the fridge to cool completely.

 

Simmering the meat in the broth

Simmering the meat in the broth

Grind the meat and vegetables together into a large bowl

Grind the meat and vegetables together into a large bowl

The pate mixture is added to the foil lined banana bread pans

The pate mixture is added to the foil lined banana bread pans

Healthy and Delicious Pate

Healthy and Delicious Pate

 

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