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Unstuffed Bacon-Beef Mushrooms

Stuffed peppers, stuffed tomatoes, stuffed mushrooms – I like them all! Sometimes, though, I want the taste of stuffed veggie without the work. This is especially true on a once a month cooking day. That’s why I revamped an old recipe and turned it into Paleo approved Unstuffed Bacon-Beef Mushrooms!

Unstuffed Bacon-Beef Mushrooms: Paleo Approved


Christine @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 2 pounds “clean” bacon
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 pounds ground beef, pastured, grass-fed, and grass-finished preferred
  • 9 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth, preferably homemade
  • 1 cup coconut milk, full-fat


Put bacon on a foil lined baking pan and bake in 350 degree oven until crispy. While bacon is cooking, melt coconut oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and sauté until they begin to caramelize. Add grass fed ground beef and cook until brown. Drain fat if needed. Add mushrooms to the mixture until they just start to soften. Add half of beef broth and stir for 30 seconds. Add coconut milk and cook, stirring constantly, until liquid reduces almost completely. Add remaining beef broth to the pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until slightly thickened. Mix in bacon.

Freezing Directions:

Place mixture in freezer bag and lay flat to freeze: To serve: Reheat and enjoy!

Servings: 8

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

10 Responses to “Unstuffed Bacon-Beef Mushrooms”

  1. Julie says:

    What is “clean bacon?” And where would one find it?

    • Kelly says:

      Clean bacon refers to nitrite and nitrate free bacon. And if you are following the Whole30 Plan, that also includes no sugar.

  2. Fran says:

    Would I get similar results if I used dairy milk or almond milk? I know that would take the paleo out of the recipe, but we have coconut allergies in our house and can’t use it. This recipe looks awesome and I really want to try it but don’t want to screw up the taste, either :)

    • Christine says:

      Either should work just fine. Since the coconut milk I used was full fat from a can, you might just need to use a little less since dairy milk and almond milk from a carton tend to be a little more liquified. Let us know how it goes!

  3. Alisha says:

    Made this today and have to throw it all out. It is awful. Would be good (but not paleo) if you subbed butter for the coconut oil and cream cheese for the coconut milk.

    • Christine says:

      I’m sorry you didn’t like the recipe Alisha. My family enjoyed it (and my kids who are hard to please!). But, we certainly all have different tastes and preferences.

      Removing dairy from a recipe to make it compliant to the Paleo lifestyle is an adjustment for sure.

  4. Sherri Robinson says:

    Sounds good… thinking of using cashew cream instead of coconut milk.. but I grateful for the wonderful idea!

  5. Sheena says:

    Just want to let you know my husband and I love this meal :). It’s one of our top freezer meals, and we aren’t even paleo people. We serve it over rice and add some veggies.

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