Beanless ‘Bean’ Dip (Nightshade-Free, Animal-Based)

Prep time: 30 mins      Cook time: 30 mins      Rest time: 10 mins     Total time: 1 hr 10 mins

Macronutrients per batch: 32g fat | 155g protein | 24g carbohydrates

Serves: 3-4 people

This beanless ‘bean’ dip is animal-based, has a wonderful texture, and is full of protein, flavor, and nutrient-dense ingredients.



What you need to make Beanless ‘Bean’ Dip

Ingredients:

  • Chuck roast stew meat
  • Kabocha squash
  • Water
  • Lime juice
  • Pureed garlic (optional, but highly recommended if tolerated)
  • Sea salt (ASHLEYR for 15% off)

Equipment:

beanless bean dip

beanless bean dip


How to make Beanless ‘Bean’ Dip

Prepare the kabocha squash.

Skin your kabocha squash with your vegetable peeler, remove the seeds, and chop it into large chunks. I chopped mine into 1 in x 1 in pieces or so. The size is not too important as the cooked pieces will be blended. You just don’t want them to be too large to ensure they cook through.

Note: I have a story highlight on my Instagram page entitled “KABOCHA” where I demonstrate peeling, gutting, and cutting a kabocha squash.

beanless bean dip

Pressure cook the kabocha squash and stew meat.

Add the stew meat, kabocha squash pieces, and the water into your Instant Pot.

Note: I haven’t tried this recipe without an Instant Pot, but boiling the squash and stew meat on the stove top (or doing something similar with a slow cooker or other tool) may work. If you want to try this without an Instant Pot, make sure the kabocha squash pieces are cooked through until they are very soft/can be mashed and the stew meat needs to be soft enough so that it can be pulled apart easily.

Stir the squash pieces and stew meat around to make sure all pieces are covered by water.

Pressure cook on Low Pressure for 20 minutes and slow release for 10 minutes.

Drain the water out of the squash-stew meat mixture and allow it to cool.

Once the mixture is done pressure cooking and slow release is complete, drain out all of the water and place the cooked squash/stew meat into a separate bowl.

Allow the squash/stew meat to cool for 5-10 minutes. You don’t want the pieces to cool down entirely, but you want to make sure they’re not piping hot when you place them into your blender.

beanless bean dip

beanless bean dip


Blend the cooked kabocha squash and stew meat.

Once the kabocha squash and stew meat have cooled, add them to your blender and blend until smooth.

Note: I didn’t have to add any water to get a smooth texture, but if your mixture is too thick and your blender is getting stuck, add just a little bit of water to help it blend. I had to stop mine and mix the squash/meat around 5-10 times to get it to blend through.

beanless bean dip


Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender.

Add the lime juice, sea salt (ASHLEYR for 15% off), and pureed garlic (if using) to the blender and blend until smooth.

Add more lime, sea salt, and garlic (if using) to taste.

Taste the bean dip. If you prefer your dip saltier or with more lime/garlic undertones, add more of whatever ingredient you prefer.

Serve and enjoy!

I highly recommend pairing this bean dip with my Onion-Free Guacamole recipe. I used Siete sea salt chips for dipping, but you can use carrots or whatever you’d like (or even eat it alone!).

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

beanless bean dip


Tips to make the best Beanless ‘Bean’ Dip

  • I have a story highlight on my Instagram page entitled “KABOCHA” where I demonstrate peeling, gutting, and cutting a kabocha squash if this is something you need help with.
  • I haven’t tried this recipe without an Instant Pot, but boiling the squash and stew meat on the stove top (or doing something similar with a slow cooker or other tool) may work. If you want to try this without an Instant Pot, make sure the kabocha squash pieces are cooked through until they are very soft/can be mashed and the stew meat needs to be soft enough so that it can be pulled apart easily.
  • I didn’t have to add any water to get a smooth texture, but if your mixture is too thick and your blender is getting stuck, add just a little bit of water to help it blend. I had to stop mine and mix the squash/meat around 5-10 times to get it to blend through.
  • Pairing this bean dip with my Onion-Free Guacamole recipe is highly recommended! I used Siete sea salt chips for dipping, but you can use carrots or whatever you’d like (or even eat it alone!).

beanless bean dip


Other favorite dinner ideas:

Street Gyro Bowls

Loaded Burger Bowls

Tropical Taco Bowls

Chicken Bacon Tacos

Cobb ‘Salad’ with Duck Fat Ranch Dressing

Simple Oxtail Soup

Beanless ‘Bean’ Dip (Nightshade-Free, Animal-Based)

beanless bean dip

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Beanless ‘Bean’ Dip (Nightshade-Free, Animal-Based)

This beanless ‘bean’ dip is animal-based, has a wonderful texture, and is full of protein, flavor, and nutrient-dense ingredients.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Food Type: Appetizer, Dip, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Diet Preference: Dairy-Free, Dip, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Side Dish, Snack
Author: Ashley Rothstein

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Blender
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Citrus Squeezer

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chuck roast stew meat
  • 3 cups kabocha squash
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp pureed garlic (optional)
  • 3 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Prepare the kabocha squash.

  • Skin your kabocha squash with your vegetable peeler, remove the seeds, and chop it into large chunks. I chopped mine into 1 in x 1 in pieces or so. The size is not too important as the cooked pieces will be blended. You just don't want them to be too large to ensure they cook through.
  • Note: I have a story highlight on my Instagram page entitled "KABOCHA" where I demonstrate peeling, gutting, and cutting a kabocha squash.

Pressure cook the kabocha squash and stew meat.

  • Add the stew meat, kabocha squash pieces, and the water into your Instant Pot.
  • Stir the squash pieces and stew meat around to make sure all pieces are covered by water.
  • Pressure cook on Low Pressure for 20 minutes and slow release for 10 minutes.
  • Note: I haven't tried this recipe without an Instant Pot, but boiling the squash and stew meat on the stove top (or doing something similar with a slow cooker or other tool) may work. If you want to try this without an Instant Pot, make sure the kabocha squash pieces are cooked through until they are very soft/can be mashed and the stew meat needs to be soft enough so that it can be pulled apart easily.

Drain the water out of the squash-stew meat mixture and allow the stew/squash pieces to cool.

  • Once the mixture is done pressure cooking and slow release is complete, drain out all of the water and place the cooked squash/stew meat into a separate bowl.
  • Allow the squash/stew meat to cool for 5-10 minutes. You don't want the pieces to cool down entirely, but you want to make sure they're not piping hot when you place them into your blender.

Blend the cooked kabocha squash and stew meat.

  • Once the kabocha squash and stew meat have cooled, add them to your blender and blend until smooth.
  • Note: I didn't have to add any water to get a smooth texture, but if your mixture is too thick and your blender is getting stuck, add just a little bit of water to help it blend. I had to stop mine and mix the squash/meat around 5-10 times to get it to blend through.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender.

  • Add the lime juice, sea salt (ASHLEYR for 15% off), and pureed garlic (if using) to the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Note: if you go through tons of salt in your household like we do, check out this salt purchasing hack that will save you money + make things more efficient. We started this last year, and I'm so happy we did!

Add more lime, sea salt, and garlic (if using) to taste.

  • Taste the bean dip. If you prefer your dip saltier or with more lime/garlic undertones, add more of whatever ingredient you prefer.

Serve and enjoy!

  • I highly recommend pairing this bean dip with my Onion-Free Guacamole recipe. I used Siete sea salt chips for dipping, but you can use carrots or whatever you'd like (or even eat it alone!).
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

What I used for this recipe:

Other favorite dinner ideas:

Street Gyro Bowls

Loaded Burger Bowls

Tropical Taco Bowls

Chicken Bacon Tacos

Cobb ‘Salad’ with Duck Fat Ranch Dressing

Simple Oxtail Soup

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Ashley Rothstein
Ashley Rothstein

Ashley Rothstein develops tasty, whole food, animal-based, fat-filled recipes that include a moderate amount of minimally toxic plant foods. To fix her own health issues, she bounced around between the carnivore, keto, and paleo diets for a few years. After experiencing and studying each diet philosophy, she learned she feels her best by merging the three and following an animal-based diet with time-restricted feeding. As a glut at heart, she likes to channel her creativity and create meals that are healthy but also satisfy her inner gluttonous spirits.

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  1. September 15, 2022 / 12:26 am

    5 stars
    This looks yum— it reminds me of the baby food packs that I actually eat because they’re just kabocha and beef. Although I wouldn’t peel my squash— I really enjoy the meatiness of the peel.

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