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36 Best-Ever Paleo Beef Recipes

Louise Hendon | June 25

Is there anything you can’t do with beef? Braised, BBQed, roasted…you can make chili, spicy stir-fries, curries, you name it!

I use beef all the time on Paleo thanks to its versatility and I’m always on the lookout for great new recipes to try. And this list of over 35 Paleo beef recipes is sure to give you inspiration for countless meals.

Think of classic beef roasts, perfect for a Sunday supper, as well as inventive takes on global cuisine, from Indian curries to Cuban ropa vieja, to even the time-honored sloppy joe!

Whether you need dinner on the table in five minutes or you have hours to spend with a slow cooker, you’ll find all the beefy inspiration you’ll need to make wonderful Paleo-friendly meals on this list!

Here are just a few of the Paleo Beef Recipes we’ve included:

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Paleo Beef Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Recipes

Paleo Shabu Shabu Beef Dinner Recipe

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Paleo Shabu Shabu Beef Dinner Recipe

Ingredients: shabu shabu thinly sliced beef, vegetables of choice, broth, gluten free tamari sauce.

If you are looking for a speedy but tasty dinner to fill you up after a busy day then this delicious low carb beef dish will be just what you need. Because the shabu shabu is sliced very thin, this dish can take just a few minutes to cook and goes really well with all kinds of vegetables to make it into a filling and satisfying meal. This can also be served cold on top of a fresh green salad.

Paleo BBQ Brisket Recipe [Slow Cooker/Crockpot]

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Paleo BBQ Brisket Recipe [Slow Cooker/Crockpot]

Ingredients: brisket, tomato paste, water, salt, tamari sauce or coconut aminos, raw honey, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon powder.

There is something so good about the flavor of barbecue beef that it makes your mouth water just thinking about it! This is an easy paleo recipe and obviously a good idea for busy people since you cook it in a slow cooker. One-pot meals are great as they cut down on the washing-up too! Simply serve this with a green salad for a delicious summery meal.

Slow Cooker Brisket, Carrot and Beet Casserole

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AIP Slow Cooker Brisket, Carrot and Beet Casserole

Ingredients: brisket, olive oil, onion, garlic, mushrooms, beetroot, carrots, beef stock, lemon juice, salt, parsley, sweet potatoes.

What could be nicer on a chilly day than a big plate of beef casserole packed with colorful veggies! When you cook brisket in a slow cooker the meat will literally fall apart, making this even more appetizing. If you don’t have sweet potatoes, this dish would go well served over cauliflower rice or spaghetti squash instead, giving you a paleo-friendly ‘comfort food’ meal!

Paleo Brisket Chili

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Paleo Brisket Chili

Ingredients: brisket, olive oil, onion, garlic, mushrooms, bell peppers, paprika, oregano, cumin, basil, black pepper, chili powder, beef broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, salt.

If you are looking for an impressive dish to serve to friends, I can recommend this brisket chili recipe as it is hearty, delicious and looks so rich it is bound to impress! Tasting this dish, you will hardly believe it is Paleo and I have often had compliments from non-Paleo friends who were bowled over by how tasty it is. I like to serve this rich and flavorful chili over cauliflower rice.

Paleo Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe

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Paleo Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe [Keto, Dairy-Free]

Ingredients: beef, onion, garlic, white mushrooms, beef bone broth, black pepper, zucchini, coconut milk or cream, dijon mustard, salt, parsley.

Using a slow cooker for this stroganoff means that this paleo recipe is so quick and easy to do! It has a truly traditional flavor through the use of the paprika and garlic, but uses coconut cream instead of the heavy sour cream. If your slow cooker tends to leave this recipe with quite a lot of liquid in it, you can either reduce this at the end or serve it on a baked sweet potato to absorb the juices.

Crockpot Beef Plantain Stew (Caribbean Style)

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Crockpot Beef Plantain Stew (Caribbean Style)

Ingredients: beef chuck short ribs, plantains, collard greens, water, paprika, garlic powder, salt, allspice, chili powder, cayenne pepper.

This delicious paleo stew has all the flavors of Jamaica, with the plantain and allspice, and is a hearty and filling dish that packs a bit of heat from the chili and cayenne – perfect for a chilly day! If you don’t have collard greens you can use whatever vegetables you have; celery or leeks or even sweet potato would work really well here.

Red Wine Slow Cooker Simple Roast

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Red Wine Slow Cooker Simple Roast

Ingredients: beef roast, red wine, pepper.

Here is another great simple paleo recipe that anyone could make, whether you are used to cooking or not. The red wine gives the meat depth of flavor and you don’t need to worry about serving this to children as the alcohol cooks off and all that remains is the taste. The beef can be served with vegetables or cooled and served on top of a salad and it makes a great addition to stir fries.

Paleo Beef Stew Recipe

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Paleo Beef Stew Recipe

Ingredients: beef stew meat or short ribs meat, carrots, parsnips or turnips, potatoes, onion, celery sticks, garlic, broth, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika.

If you are working to a tight budget or have a large family to feed, it can be a challenge to find nourishing but cheap meals to give them. That’s where this delicious paleo beef stew comes in! You have a steaming bowl of tender meat and tasty vegetables that will satisfy the biggest appetite, but you can make the meat go further by adding in extra veggies to make it more cost effective.

Paleo Ropa Vieja Recipe

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Paleo Ropa Vieja Recipe

Ingredients: flank steak, coconut oil, olive oil, white wine vinegar, sea salt, cilantro, parsley, garlic, tomato paste, peppers, onion flakes or onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, cumin powder.

Since this lovely paleo dish is cooked in a slow cooker, you can afford to use slightly cheaper cuts of meat and still have it turn out tender, making this a good recipe for those folks on a tight budget. This recipe is for a shredded beef dish which looks and smells delicious. If you use different peppers such as red and yellow, you can add a slight sweetness and fabulous color to this meal.

Paleo Beef Stir-fry and Sauté Recipes

Asian Garlic Beef Noodles Recipe

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Asian Garlic Beef Noodles Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Ingredients: onion, beef, avocado oil or coconut oil, tamari sauce or coconut aminos, garlic, ginger, cilantro, zucchini or shirataki noodles.

Ginger and garlic are the most common basic ingredients in Asian cuisine and they make this dish taste so good! This recipe is quite quick to make, giving you a speedy, tasty Paleo meal for unexpected dinner guests or after a busy day at work. The aromas from the beef will definitely make your mouth water! Try using a red onion instead for a gentler, slightly sweeter taste.

Spicy Paleo Beef Teriyaki Recipe

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Spicy Paleo Beef Teriyaki Recipe

Ingredients: gluten-free tamari sauce, coconut aminos, applesauce, garlic, fresh ginger, sirloin steak, avocado oil, red pepper, sugar snap peas, white button mushrooms, spring onions.

As you know teriyaki sauce traditionally tends to be sweet, but with refined sugars being a forbidden ingredient on the paleo diet, it can be difficult to replicate the taste. So that’s where this amazing teriyaki recipe comes in! It shows how to use healthier ingredients to achieve the sweetness but still keeping you on plan. There is subtle heat from the ginger, but if you like it spicier you can add some chilis for garnish.

Paleo Beef Goulash

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Paleo Beef Goulash

Ingredients: avocado oil, onion, garlic, diced beef, white button mushrooms, bell peppers, passata or tomato sauce, beef broth or bone broth, bay leaf, paprika, parsley, salt, pepper.

Goulash originated from Hungarian cuisine and it is the addition of the paprika that gives its distinctive flavor and its rich color. This perfect paleo recipe gives you a thick goulash which can be served with zucchini noodles or any other side of your choice. It makes a wonderful warming main for a dinner party as it looks very impressive and can even be finished with a swirl of coconut cream!

Easy Zucchini Beef Saute with Garlic and Cilantro

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Easy Zucchini Beef Saute with Garlic and Cilantro [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Ingredients: beef, zucchini, cilantro, garlic, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, avocado oil, coconut oil or olive oil.

Beef is a very satisfying meat and can be sourced quite cheaply. It makes a great source of protein especially in a stir-fry form like this easy paleo one. Try to use a good cut of meat, but if you are on a budget, cheaper cuts can also be used. Instead of chopping the zucchini into strips, you could also try serving it over spiralized zucchini, which resembles noodles.

Easy Paleo Broccoli Beef Recipe

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Easy Paleo Broccoli Beef Recipe

Ingredients: broccoli florets, precooked beef, garlic or garlic powder, ginger or ginger powder, coconut aminos or tamari sauce, coconut oil.

Broccoli beef can be ready to serve in just twenty minutes, so is a quick and easy meal which is ideal to make when you are short on time. With the garlic and ginger seasoning, this paleo-friendly beef recipe is so tasty and has authentic Chinese flavors. Broccoli can be an earthy vegetable which goes so well with beef and is a good source of iron, so it helps to make the meal both hearty and healthy!

Burger Stir-fry

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Burger Stir-fry

Ingredients: burgers or minced meat instead, bell peppers, tamari sauce or coconut aminos, red chili flakes, chili powder, salt, pepper, coconut oil, bok choy, ginger.

If you have a little more time on a weekend to make this delicious breakfast treat then you won’t be disappointed! It has meat, egg and heat from the spices, all together with the gingery bok choi which adds a note of freshness. If you can, use your own homemade paleo burgers, then you can be sure there are no hidden additives – remember these can be stored cooked in the fridge or frozen raw.

Quick Paleo Ground Beef Stir-Fry

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Quick Paleo Ground Beef Stir-Fry

Ingredients: ground beef, bell peppers, tomatoes, onion, hot sauce (without sugar or other non-Paleo ingredients), salt, pepper, coconut oil.

Stir-frying is a great way to make tasty meals in a flash and can be a helpful option for a quick dinner after a busy day. The ingredients in this paleo stir fry are great, but feel free to try adding other vegetables for a different flavor. Stir-frying also helps to retain the vitamin and mineral content in the food as it is cooked quickly, so it is really healthy too!

Beef Tomato Stir-Fry (Lomo Saltado)

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Beef Tomato Stir-Fry (Lomo Saltado)

Ingredients: beef, tomatoes, cilantro, coconut aminos, salt, coconut oil.

Although this dish has its roots in Peruvian cuisine it has distinct Chinese flavors and is a hearty and filling dish. Like all stir fried dishes this one takes a very short time to cook and is perfect after a busy day when you need a speedy meal. The tomato gives a tangy flavor to this paleo favorite and it tastes amazing served with cauliflower rice or with zucchini noodles.

Paleo Beef Curry

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Paleo Beef Curry

Ingredients: beef round or other boneless cut, onion, curry powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, cardamom, coconut milk, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, basil leaves, salt, coconut oil.

With all the spices and flavorings added to the beef in this great paleo curry recipe you are bound to have a delicious meal that you can serve on a colder day to heat you up, or as a main for an Indian-inspired dinner with friends and family. The beef is tender and full of flavor, and this amazing curry is best served on a bed of cauliflower rice which can be flavored with garlic if you like.

Paleo Beef Burgers and Sausage Recipes

Mini Paleo Burgers Recipe

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Mini Paleo Burgers Recipe [Keto, Low-Carb, Grain-Free]

Ingredients: ground beef, mustard, pickles, lettuce leaves, salt, avocado oil or coconut oil or ghee, almond flour, baking powder, salt, eggs.

Sometimes when you are following a specific diet you miss things like burgers, but there is no need to go without! Making your own burgers is easy and quick and you can be sure there are no additives in them. These mini paleo burgers are great for a lunch or for a kid’s party as they make perfect finger food and are a great way to encourage children to eat healthy.

Bifteck Hache (French Hamburgers)

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Bifteck Hache (French Hamburgers) Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Ingredients: ghee or coconut oil, onion, ground beef, egg, thyme leaves, salt, pepper, beef stock, parsley.

Not too sure about burgers without buns? Well why not give these a try and you will realize how good they are. These paleo-friendly burgers have a fabulous sauce to serve with them and are packed with flavor, making them as good as the regular ones. For a slightly mellower taste you can use a red onion instead of a white one and it is generally better to use the ghee as it adds richness to the flavor.

Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers Recipe

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Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

Ingredients: zucchini, ground beef, avocado, olive or avocado oil, salt.

The overall appearance of these little burger bites is so impressive that they would make a great dish to serve if you have guests over for a few drinks. Using zucchini instead of buns makes these snacks lighter and less filling, making them a good idea for children too. Simply serve with some mustard and a green side salad for a lovely low carb summery lunch.

Sweet Potato Burgers

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Sweet Potato Burgers

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, grass-fed ground beef, salt.

Homemade burgers might seem to be a bit complicated to make, but this amazing paleo and AIP-friendly recipe will show you just how easy it can be! Because you are adding sweet potato to the beef, you will end up with moist and juicy burgers and avoid the ‘leather’ texture of some beef burgers. The only seasoning used here is salt, but you could vary the flavor by adding in herbs.

Rosemary Liver Burgers

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Rosemary Liver Burgers

Ingredients: ground grass fed beef, ground liver, rosemary, chili pepper flakes, oregano, black pepper.

These quick and easy paleo burgers are packed full of goodness! If you find beef liver a bit too strong for you, then calf’s liver would work here too. You are in control of the heat in these burgers by simply adjusting the amount of chili flakes you use, which is a good thing to bear in mind if you are making them for the children. One tip – make sure the burgers are cooked right through even if you have to cut one open to find out – raw liver is not a good surprise!

Paleo Guacamole Burger Recipe

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Paleo Guacamole Burger Recipe

Ingredients: burger or patty (pure ground beef, chicken, turkey, pork), egg, guacamole.

It is a good idea to batch-cook homemade paleo burgers and store them in the freezer, because you never know when you will have a ‘what can I eat’ day! If you pack them with parchment they are easier to separate when you need them. Served with the creamy guacamole, these burgers make a wonderful lunch dish, packed with protein to renew your system. These can also be served with a salsa of your choice, or just some greens.

Vegged Up Paleo Beef Burgers

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Vegged Up Paleo Beef Burgers

Ingredients: ground beef, leeks, parsley, eggs, salt, pepper.

This is a great paleo recipe which can be so versatile, allowing you to add in your own favorite veggies, or whatever you have in the fridge! Instead of leeks you could add onion or peppers for a more Mediterranean-inspired taste. You can also include fresh herbs like basil, cilantro or parsley, or spice them up with some chili flakes. The choice is yours

Italian Burgers Recipe

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AIP Italian Burgers Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Ingredients: grass-fed ground beef, italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder.

This is one of the simplest burger recipes out there and it is totally adaptable to any kind of eating plan. Sometimes simple is best – mix the meat and seasoning, form the patties and cook! A tasty meal ready in minutes! If the weather is not grilling-friendly, you can shallow fry these burgers indoors, but they make a lovely dish for a paleo-friendly family barbecue!

Spicy Paleo Beef Jerky Recipe

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Spicy Paleo Beef Jerky Recipe

Ingredients: beef roasting joint, vinegar, cayenne powder, onion powder, garlic powder, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, salt, black pepper.

Store-bought beef jerky can be packed with all manner of unhealthy ingredients, so why not try making it yourself so you know it has no ‘nasties’ in it by following this paleo jerky recipe? It keeps well in an airtight container for up to six months, although we doubt it will last that long! When you are preparing the meat, try to remove all the fat before cooking as it goes off really quickly.

Cumin Spiced Beef Wraps Recipe

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Cumin Spiced Beef Wraps Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Ingredients: ground beef, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, ginger, garlic, cumin powder, salt, pepper, coconut oil, cabbage leaves savoy cabbage or napa cabbage.

These wraps make a great tasty lunch for the whole family and are quite quick to prepare. The cumin adds an earthy note to the flavor of the meat and it goes well with the combination of garlic and ginger. You can use blanched cabbage leaves as wraps but for an even speedier meal you can use lettuce leaves or other low-carb wraps.

Paleo Juicy Stuffed Peppers Recipe – with Cinnamon Butternut Squash and Ground Beef

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Paleo Juicy Stuffed Peppers Recipe – with Cinnamon Butternut Squash and Ground Beef

Ingredients: bell peppers, ground beef, butternut squash, onion, walnuts, egg, cinnamon, cardamom, salt, coconut oil.

In this great paleo recipe it is the cinnamon and cardamom that are the stars of the show as they add subtle flavors and a hint of spice to bring out the flavor of the filling. You can either cook the peppers first and then stuff them, or part-cook, stuff and finish the cooking in the oven. This is a low carb and gluten free recipe and you can make it nut free by omitting the walnuts.

Beef Bacon Acorn Squash Mash Bowl

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Beef Bacon Acorn Squash Mash Bowl

Ingredients: wellness meats sugar-free beef bacon tips, collard greens, acorn squash, navel orange.

If you can’t have pork for health or religious reasons, you can still enjoy a similar taste experience by using beef bacon. In this impressive paleo beef bacon bowl recipe you have the combination of flavor from the salty bacon, the sweet squash and the citrus hit from the oranges, giving you a really tasty meal that looks amazing served in its own squash bowls!

Paleo “Lasagna” Recipe

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Paleo “Lasagna” Recipe

Ingredients: eggplants, zucchinis, olive oil, garlic, white button mushrooms, ground beef, diced tomatoes, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, sesame seeds, spinach, sea salt, pepper.

It can be difficult to find a Paleo alternative to using traditional pasta, so this recipe would be a great one to try with your family. The eggplants don’t have a strong flavor so they take on the tastes of the meat and fresh herbs and give the dish that well-known layered look of lasagne. If you don’t like eggplants, this dish works well using leeks instead, just slice the leek lengthways and flatten out the individual sheets.

Super Easy Paleo Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Super Easy Paleo Sloppy Joes Recipe

Ingredients: ground beef, diced tomato, tomato paste, coconut oil, salt.

Sloppy Joes is a sandwich made with a seasoned ground beef filling and this easy paleo recipe gives you the flavors normally associated with it. The meat is so tasty that it makes a great lunch on its own or you can serve it with paleo bread or over vegetables of your choice. You can even serve it over a portion of cauliflower rice.

Slow Cooker Asian Pot Roast

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Paleo Slow Cooker Asian Pot Roast

Ingredients: beef round roast, coconut aminos, beef broth, salt, onion powder or minced onion, garlic powder, dried or fresh cilantro leaves, star of anise, szechuan peppercorns.

The Asian-inspired flavor in this pot roast comes from the onion and garlic and this could make a wonderful Asian meal to serve at a dinner party. This Paleo dish can be eaten straight away with vegetables, but it also tastes even better next day once the flavor has intensified, and can be cut really thin then served with a green salad, in a lettuce wrap or with some rice.

AIP Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

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AIP Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Ingredients: olive oil, bacon, onion, white button mushrooms, ground beef, turmeric, zucchinis, salt, parsley.

This is a great recipe for people with autoimmune disorders as it is nightshade free and dairy free but is a tasty and filling meal. I love using hollowed out vegetables as serving dishes because they look very impressive and also cut down on the washing up! These stuffed zucchini boats are filled with seasoned beef and bacon with vegetables and could become a family favorite in your house as they are in mine!

Paleo Meatloaf with Mushrooms

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Ingredients: avocado oil, white button mushrooms, ground beef, ground pork, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, paleo ketchup, egg, mustard, salt, pepper, bacon, basil.

Now this is my idea of comfort food! A wonderful Paleo meatloaf, wrapped in bacon and drizzled with ketchup, and with the added meatiness from a load of mushrooms. It has a tiny bit of heat from the mustard, but the seasonings can be adjusted to suit whatever meat you use. You can even use ground turkey and add a little ground sage to boost the flavor, as turkey and bacon are perfect partners!

Avocado And Spicy Mayo Stuffed Burgers

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Avocado And Spicy Mayo Stuffed Burgers

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Ingredients: grass-fed lean ground beef, onions, garlic, parsley, sage, dijon mustard, eggs, almond flour, himalayan salt, white pepper, herbes de provence, ripe avocado, paleo mayo, garlic powder, frank’s red hot, chipotle powder.

Stuffed burgers are something I have experimented with in the past and really enjoyed, so I was keen to try this recipe. To look at these, you would never know they hide a creamy, spicy center that is a surprise when you bite in, and this is complemented by the herbs and seasonings in the beef. If you like the filling extra smooth, you can blend the avocado and mayo more.