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Courtney's Spicy Beef

This recipe courtesy of Courtney Thorne-Smith.

  • servings: 6




  • 2 large white onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (a spicy chili sauce)


  1. Step 1

    In a large skillet, saute onions in olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, and turmeric. Season with salt and pepper; cook until fragrant. Add ground beef; cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until well browned. Drain excess fat, reserving a tablespoon in pan to keep meat moist. Stir in sambal oelek. Serve warm or at room temperature.