Thai Sweet Basil Beef

Thai Sweet Basil Beef
Thai Sweet Basil Beef

Introduction

Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
25 minutes
Serves
Serves 4
Summary
Ingredients:
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
Jasmine rice
Toasted sesame seeds
Chopped roasted cashew nuts
Basil leaves

Cooking Method

  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.

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