I know what you’re thinking, that picture looks like stuffed mushrooms, but the recipe says they’re “Paleo Potstickers”. I didn’t make any mistake, those ARE in fact, my version of Paleo Potstickers. “But where’s the delicious carb filled dumpling-like wrapper” you ask? Well, like most processed, carbohydrate dense things….I ditched it and swapped it out for a vegetable. Ha! See what we’re doing? Ditching processed carbs for nutrient dense ones.
Okay, okay, mushrooms are actually fungi and not plant vegetables. Fine. But they pack in nutrients the same way a vegetable would. Like, did you know mushrooms are rich in B vitamins such as riboflavin, folate, thiamine, pantothenic acid, and niacin. They are also a source of vitamin D. Mushrooms also provide several minerals that such as selenium, potassium, copper, iron, and phosphorus1.
You might be thinking why didn’t I just make a wrapper out of paleo approved ingredients? There are recipes out there for paleo-ified potstickers, and if that’s what you’re looking for just Google it. You’ll find peoples’ ideas of what paleo is and isn’t really varies. I like to focus on getting as many fresh vegetables in my diet as possible. I try to avoid taking healthy, clean ingredients and then processing the heck out of them to make them resemble unhealthy foods. Partly its mental, and I’m trying to change the way I see food, and change what I’m craving. The other part is those wrappers (even with paleo ingredients) are still carbohydrate dense, you miss out on the nutrition of a mushroom, and they aren’t going to help anyone get lean and fit.
Beyond the nutrition, and even on top of a mushroom these taste great! You won’t miss that processed wrapper, and your gut will be so happy you ate these instead!
So here’s the great thing, you can serve these as a guest pleasing appetizer, but since these are packed with SO many healthy ingredients you can easily serve this as the main course. Try serving these with a side of my Paleo Ham Fried “Rice”.
- ~ 16 oz. mushrooms
- 1 lb ground meat (turkey, chicken or pork)
- 2.5 C cabbage, finely chopped
- 1 C carrots, finely chopped
- 1-2 T ginger, minced
- 1-2 T garlic, minced or pressed
- 3 T coconut aminos
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp salt
- For dressing:
- rice vinegar
- coconut aminos
- sesame oil, cold expeller pressed
- Gently wash mushrooms and remove stems.
- In a bowl combine the rest of the potsticker ingredients.
- Roll meat mixture into ~1-2 in. balls and place on top of mushrooms.
- Place potstickers on a wire rack on top of a cookie sheet and bake at 375 deg F for 15 - 20 min, or until meat is thoroughly cooked.
- For dressing mix rice vinegar, coconut aminos and sesame oil in equal parts and serve with potstickers.