Thai Sweet Basil Beef

Thai Sweet Basil Beef


2 large carrots, cut into matchsticks

1 chilli red pepper, sliced

2 spring onions, chopped

1tbsp fish sauce

2tbsp soy sauce

Juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges
for serving

4 cloves of garlic, grated

2tsp grated fresh ginger

500g lean minced beef

Salt and ground black pepper

75ml soy sauce

4tbsp Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce

15g fresh basil leaves


To serve:

Jasmine rice

Toasted sesame seeds

Chopped roasted cashew nuts

Basil leaves

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  1. Cook the jasmine rice as packet instructions. While the rice is cooking put the carrots, red chilli pepper, spring onions, fish sauce, lime juice and 2 tablespoons soy sauce in to a medium bowl. Toss well and set aside.
  2. Heat a large wok over medium heat, add the oil and once hot add the garlic, ginger, salt and pepper. Cook  for 15-30 seconds then add the beef, breaking it up as it cooks, for about 5 minutes. Once the beef is browned, add the 75ml soy sauce, Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce and fresh basil leaves. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Divide the cooked rice between four bowls, top with equal amounts of Thai sweet basil beef. Finish with the carrot and red chilli pepper mix on top of the beef.
  4. Garnish with chopped cashew nuts, fresh basil and toasted sesame seeds.

Makes 4

Prep time: 20 minutes    Cooking time: 25 minutes

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