thai basil beef bowl

4 Servings     Prep Time: 10 mins    Cook Time: 15 mins    

Calories: 296 per serving 



2 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil

1 lb ground beef 

1 bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 sweet onion, thinly sliced

6 garlic cloves, minced

cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, divided fresh cilantro (optional)


Thai Basil Beef Sauce:

1 tbsp chili paste

2 tbsp soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free alternative)

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp fresh lime juice



1. In a small bowl combine chili paste, soy sauce, Fish sauce, brown sugar and lime juice until incorporated, set aside.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet set over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon and stirring often, about 6 minutes.

3. Add the bell pepper, onion and garlic to the beef and cook until vegetables start to soften, about 5 minutes.

4. Pour the sauce mixture along with the fresh basil (reserving a fresh few leaves for the top) and continue cooking until basil starts to wilt.

5. Serve over rice topped with fresh basil and fresh cilantro. Enjoy!




Thai Basil Beef Bowl
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