Spiced Beef with Spinach

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Crisp Browned beef, fragrant with Middle Eastern Spices and loaded with nutritious spinach.

Today was such a busy day for me. I spent the morning cleaning and the afternoon running errands. By dinner time I was exhausted. I needed something quick and easy to throw together. This effortless Spiced Beef with Spinach was perfect.

What do I Love about this recipe?

  1. It’s quick and convenient. This recipe requires little to no prep and takes less than 10 minutes to cook.
  2. It’s healthy. We’re using extra lean ground beef to cut the fat content and loading up on nutritious spinach. I actually couldn’t believe it when I was calculating the nutritional information for this dish… only 117 calories per serving.
  3. It’s delicious! The beef is crispy and fragrant with warm Middle Eastern Spices. The spinach kind of balances everything out. I paired the beef with basmati rice and red pepper hummus; it was the perfect combination.

First you’ll need to sautee the onions, garlic, chilli flakes and spices.

Next add the beef and beef bouillon powder. Make sure to cook the beef until it starts to form a dark brown crispy crust. This really builds the flavour.  Finally add the spinach and continue sautéing until it’s soft and wilted.

Garnish with some extra parsley, chilli flakes and a generous drizzle of olive oil.

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe. Let me know if you give it a go in the comments below!

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Spiced Beef with Spinach

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Crisp Browned beef, fragrant with Middle Eastern Spices and loaded with nutritious spinach.

Credit: sageandspice.ca


  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes + more for serving
  • ½ tsp Ground ginger
  • ½ tsp Ground cloves
  • ½ tsp peppercorn medley or pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp beef bouillon powder
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 3 cups baby spinach


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add onions, garlic, chilli flakes, cumin, coriander, ginger, ground cloves, salt and peppercorn medley. Sautee 2-3 minutes until onions have softened and spices are fragrant.
  2. Add ground beef to the pan along with the beef bouillon. Break up any large lumps with a wooden spoon. Cook 6-10 minutes until the beef is browned and slightly crisp.
  3. Stir in parsley and spinach. Sautee until spinach is wilted. Add extra chilli flakes for garnish and a drizzle olive oil before serving.


Per Serving: 117 calories; 6 g fat; 4 g carbohydrates; 9g protein; 1g sugar;


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