Spicy Beef

This Spicy Beef recipe is spicy and sweet ~ what a treat to your palette!

I made paleo sambal oelek (a spicy chili sauce) from scratch to use in this recipe and was quite surprised how it turned out.  Kudos to the maple syrup!

The Spicy Beef is easy to make although the sambal oelek takes a tad more time but it’s worth it.

So ~ here’s the Paleo Spicy Beef recipe for your review.  I’ve included a link below to make the sambal oelek from scratch unless you want to purchase it at the market (may or may not be paleo).


  • 1.5 large white onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1.34 pounds ground beef (approximately)
  • 1 – 2 tablespoon homemade sambal oelek (depending how spicy you want it)


  1. In a large skillet, saute the onions in olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, and turmeric.
  3. Season with salt and pepper then cook until fragrant.
  4. Add the ground beef and cook through until it’s browned.
  5. Stir in the paleo sambal oelek and cook through another 5-10 minutes tasting as you go along to adjust for more sambal oelek until you get the right spice flavor.

That’s pretty much it.  I served this on a bed of rice with sliced petite tomatoes and it was scrumptious!

Paleo Spicy Beef
Paleo Spicy Beef

Here’s the link for the homemade Paleo Sambal Oelek.

For additional paleo recipes, click here.


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