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Indonesian Fried Beef and Quinoa Recipe

Prep Time 18 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indonesian
Servings 4


  • 8 oz lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup sweet green peas
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 tsp sriracha or hot sauce I used hot sauce.
  • 1/2 tsp cumin Use more if you like things spicy.
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 cup tamari or light soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  • Place quinoa in medium-sized pot and add 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let quinoa sit in pot for 10 minutes. Stir with a fork.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and onions and saute for 5 minutes. Add ground beef and saute until cooked.
  • Add bell pepper to skillet and saute for 2 minutes. Add sriracha (or hot sauce), cumin, garlic, ginger, and turmeric and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add green peas to skillet and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add quinoa and soy sauce to skillet and mix well.
  • Serve on plates or in bowls and garnish with fresh cilantro.
Keyword beef, Indonesian, quinoa