10 Minute Recipe: Thai Basil Beef (with Rice)

I’ve been on a mission to find simple, delicious one pot wonders and stumbled across a Bon Appetit recipe for Thai Basil Beef.  I finally tried a simplified version of the recipe a few days ago and it was a success; Bon Appetit’s recipe called for a fish/soy sauce + lime juice drizzle which I did away with.

Thai Basil Beef
Thai Basil Beef

Ingredients (to serve 2):

  • 1/2 – 3/4 lbs of ground beef
  • a dollop of olive oil
  • 2 cups of chopped basil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced finely
  • 1 cup of chicken/veggie stock
  • a dollop of chili pepper sauce (personally, I love Yank Sing’s Chili Pepper Sauce)
  •  julienned carrot (approx. 1 cup worth)
  • salt & pepper for seasoning

How do I make it?

  • Note: I served the thai basil beef with rice so before I started cooking the beef, I went ahead and started the rice in the rice cooker.
  • Add the olive oil and diced garlic and set to medium heat.
  • Once the oil is sufficiently hot, add ground beef and start browning the meat.
  • Season the ground beef and then pour in the chicken/veggie stock; let it cook on med/high heat for 5-10 mins.
  • Add the chopped basil and cook until slightly wilted.
  • Add the chili pepper sauce (as much as you want)
  • Cook until all cooked through then serve on top of rice.
  • Garnish the bowl with the julienned carrots, and enjoy!

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