Thai Beef with Basil


This dish was inspired by a recipe in Bon Appetit – though I made a lot of changes. This is a great weeknight meal, it comes together in less than 30 minutes.

1 TBSP vegetable oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
Red pepper flakes
1 lb ground beef
Salt and pepper
1/2 c chicken stock
3 c basil, divided
10 oz shredded carrot
2 bunches of green onions
6 TBSP lime juice
2 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP fish sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 TBSP sesame oil
1 bunch of cilantro, minced
Toasted sesame seeds

Heat 1 TBSP oil in a large skillet over high heat. And garlic and chili flakes, cook about 30 seconds. Add beef, season with salt and pepper, break up up with a wooden spoon and cook until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add broth and 2 c basil, cook until wilted.

Whisk together sesame oil, 2 TBSP lime juice, cilantro and 4 TBSP chopped basil. Toss with carrots, green onions and sesame seeds.

Mix soy sauce, 3 TBSP lime juice, fish sauce and sugar in a small bowl.

Serves beef over rice with salad and drizzle with sauce.

Serves 4.