Thai Basil Ground Beef

Thai cuisines is one of our favorites. This is a very quick and easy dish to make and was inspired by our friend Joe Thailand in Boston. Joe and his amazing staff used to whip us up the best Thai primal/paleo dishes that you can imagine. Today’s recipe is 100% inspired by The House of Siam. If you are ever in Boston you must stop in for an amazing meal – truly authentic and fantastically fresh seafood. We miss Joe and his team.

We pulled together a small dinner party last night, about 10 people and served this light and delectable dish with some of Mark’s awesome Cauliflower Rice from his recently released Primal Cookbook – and it was an absolute hit. Everyone loved our Thai Basil in combination with Mark’s rice.

Here are the ingredients that you will need:

  • 2 lbs of Grass-fed ground beef
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 bell peppers (we like a green and some red or orange for color)
  • 1 pinch sea salt (be conservative and add it last)
  • 3 – 4 Thai chili or Serano peppers (depends how spicy you like it; we eat Thai spicy, Joe knows 🙂 )
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 big stalks of fresh Thai basil, regular works too
  • 5 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1 tsp Coconut Crystals

Here’s how to make it:

Use a large 3 quart pan or wok and brown onions until golden in coconut oil, add chopped chili peppers (seeds in) and sliced bell peppers. Use medium – high heat. Continue to cook until it’s all glossy and gorgeous, then add ground beef and stir in well. If you like bigger chunks you will not need to stir so much.  Now add fish sauce and coconut crystals, stir well and add basil when the beef is no longer pink. We just rip the basil and toss it in. Let is simmer on ultra-low for 10 minutes and serve with some Cauliflower rice. Truly amazing and the whole thing will take you less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook! Enjoy and let us know what you think. J & H

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  1. Sandy Byron says:

    Made this dish for dinner this week. It was a wonderful dish even though I substituted regular basil and substituted 1 tsp of sugar for the Coconut Crystals (which I don’t have yet). 4 serano chilis with the seeds is pretty spicy (lips tingled a little) but we loved it. And it was quick to prepare. Definitely recommend!

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  2. Sounds delicious! I make a good crazy chicken rice noodle dish with Thai basil. http://michaelbeyer.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/michaels-crazy-chicken-rice-noodle-stir-fry/
    I’m looking for more recipes that use that herb.

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    1. Hi Michael, we’ll have to come up with some more dishes for you with this amazingly tasty herb indeed! Thank you for visiting. Jo

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