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10 Minute Thai Basil Beef

 
10 Minute Thai Basil Beef
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Gently spicy basil scents the juicy strips of beef in this classic Thai inspired main. Incredibly quick and easy. It's ready to eat in 10 minutes if your ingredients are prepped and wok or skillet is hot.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

30

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

4 tablespoons vegetable oil
peanut
3 each garlic
cloves
1 each green bell peppers
3 each jalapeño pepper
or other spicy pepper such as banana peppers or thai chilies if you can find them
*
1 pound beef
steak
2 tablespoons fish sauce
Thai, optional
1 tablespoon soy sauce, tamari
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon white pepper
ground
*
½ cup basil
fresh, chopped, Thai or purple basil if possible
*

Directions

Prep:

Peel and finely chop your garlic.

Seed the peppers and remove the membrane (the membrane contains little flavor and too much moisture) and cut into fine slices.

Pre-heat your wok or large skillet very hot.

Cook in 10 minutes:

Add the oil, allow to heat until shimmering.

Add the garlic, stir (5 to 10 seconds) then add the peppers. Stir quickly and constantly for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the thinly sliced beef.

Continue stir-frying for several minutes searing the beef strips to a medium-rare or your desired level of doneness. Too long and it will dry out.

Turn off the burner on your stove.

Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar and white (or black) pepper.

Toss together and then remove from heat.

Serve immediately with rice or noodles (which of course you prepared ahead of time). Egg noodles work, rice or thin noodles would be more traditionally Thai.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+1

about 6 years

Good, I used only 1 tablespoon of oil in a non-stick skillet and 1/2 the amount of fish sauce the recipe calls for. Used thai and purple basil from our garden, nice solid basil beef flavor.

+2

over 9 years

This was very good! Thanks!

I did end up using more fish sause and a little soy sause and garlic salt for flavour.

My son ate his whole plate and asked for seconds, and so did my husband. Awesome!

+6

almost 12 years

Great all round flavour - could tone down the oil a bit though

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Comments

Nisuria
Paris
 almost 8 years ago

This is our favorite food,As i am original thai i love to cook and have a spicy tased.!

RK
VA
 over 7 years ago

Very good recipe. I've modified it for just veggies with a beef bouillon cube.

Susan
Batavia, United States
 over 7 years ago

what do you use for the 'fish sauce' ?

zhangbo
Toronto, Canada
 over 7 years ago

From the directions: Quickly add the remaining ingredients and toss for a moment. It means add fish sauce, soy sauce, white pepper and basil to the wok. Hope this answered your question.

jan
http://www.ezythairecipes.com
 almost 7 years ago

Nice recipe that could also use lamb instead of beef

Sandy
Toronto
 over 6 years ago

My teen kids love this recipe. We can't make it enough. mmmmmmmm

Luke
Tassie
 about 6 years ago

wonderful, easy. will deff make again!

levy
pilippines
 about 6 years ago

this recipe very simple to cook


Etobicoke, Canada
 about 6 years ago

My family of teens love this recipe and I can never make enough!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 175g (6.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 45467% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 825mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 63g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 43%
Calcium 3% Iron 19%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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