Tasty Beef
Salsa Beef with Spaghetti Squash

ime for the first Paleo recipe! This was my go-to dish when I first started eating Paleo, and I’ve received lots of compliments on it.

Total time: 30 minutes.

Makes 2-3 normal servings or 1 post-WOD serving

All ingredients are from Trader Joe’s, but any store will do


1 lb grass-fed ground beef

2 tbsp coconut oil (not from TJs, but you can find it at Whole Foods or onlinehere

1 jar Tomatillo and Roasted Yellow Chili Salsa

3 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

dash of oregano

1 spaghetti squash


Poke a number of holes into the spaghetti squash with a fork to release pressure while cooking. Put the squash in the microwave for 15 minutes, rotating every 3.

At the same time, brown the ground beef on medium in a skillet with 3 tbsp of coconut oil. When the beef is halfway done, add the cumin, pepper, salt and oregano. Finish browning the beef, turn the heat to low, and add the jar of salsa. Let this simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes until it thickens.

When the spaghetti squash is done, remove it from the microwave (carefully, it will be hot). Slice off the end caps and cut in half length wise. With a fork, remove the seeds and fibers from the center. Again with a fork, scrape the remaining squash into a new container. Here, you can choose to continue cooking the squash in the microwave with additional oil for 15 more minutes, or pan fry it. The consistency should be soft with a slight crunch to it.

When done, the beef can be served on the bed of squash or mixed together, either hot or cold.

Check out this video tutorial on how to make the dish:


The Lazy Caveman
  • http://buddybrewer.com Buddy Brewer

    I just finished eating this for dinner tonight. This recipe is AWESOME. Easy, fast, and delicious. Thanks for posting this!

  • Deanna

    Spaghetti squash is awesome!!!! Wasnt sure I'd enjoy this meal but I gave it a shot and it was delicious!!!

    • http://www.thelazycaveman.com The Lazy Caveman

      Thanks, Deanna, glad you enjoyed it!

  • http://www.thefivetribe.com HA

    C and I just finished this for dinner tonight (I also added sauteed mushrooms). Thanks for a great recipe!

    • http://www.thelazycaveman.com The Lazy Caveman

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Kelsey

    I'm new-ish to the concept of the Paleo lifestyle, so I'm wondering if there's talk anywhere about eating seasonal, local vegetables. I generally try to do this, but I'm wondering how much it would limit my vegetable choice for Paleo, especially in the winter. (Though this recipe would be perfect for fall/winter!)

    • http://www.thelazycaveman.com The Lazy Caveman

      Hi Kelsey!

      Seasonal eating is strongly preferred among paleo adoptees and tends to make the whole thing far more economical. Please refer to Whole 9's Guide to Seasonal Eating for more info!

  • http://wanderingjomad.wordpress.com/ Jo

    I’m a lazy, inexperienced cook with a penchant for screwing up even the most simple of recipes. Yet I tried this today and it turned out delicious! Thank you so much. This is definitely going to be a weekly staple for me :)