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Pineapple Ground Beef

Pineapple Ground Beef is a delicious dish with sweet pineapple chunks, bell pepper, and crispy flavorful beef, in a sweet and spicy chili sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Pineapple Ground Beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 456kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef you can also you chicken, turkey, or pork
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 red bell pepper seeds removed and cut into chunks
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or tamari for GF
  • 1/4 cup Thai chili sauce you can also use homemade
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup Thai basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts chopped


  • Place a wok or a large skillet, over medium heat and add the beef, black pepper, and chili flakes. Cook it breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon until browned, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Next, add the butter, garlic, and ginger, stir, and cook for 2 more minutes, until the beef gets crispy.
    adding minced garlic and butter to ground beef
  • After that, add the bell pepper chunks and 1 cup pineapple chunks.
    ground beef pineapple and chopped bell peppers in a pan
  • Also, add the soy sauce, and sweet chili sauce, stir, and cook until the sauce coats the beef, 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix in the green onions and sesame seeds. Remove from the heat.
    a skillet with cooked ground beef pineapple and bell pepper
  • In a medium bowl, toss the remaining 1 cup pineapple chunks with the chopped cilantro, basil, lime juice, and peanuts.
    a bowl with pineapple chunks peanuts and chopped cilantro
  • Serve the beef over bowls of rice and top with the pineapple cilantro salad. Enjoy!


Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 979mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1273IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg