Ever since my trip to Thailand I have been head over heels for Thai food. Luckily in Los Angeles, I can find amazing and authentic dishes in Thai Town, but many times I want to create it at home and have more control of the ingredients. One of my favorite spicy dishes is Thai Holy Basil Beef so I set out to create a quick and healthier version at home using ground beef since that is what I had on hand. Now this version isn’t completely traditional, but it sure is delicious.
A few notes about the recipe. If you can’t find Thai basil, regular basil will work just fine. You can also mix up the veggies in the recipe and substitute for the asparagus with any quick cooking vegetable. Chinese broccoli or baby bok choy would be delicious. Lastly. traditionally this dish would have Oyster sauce and a bit of sugar. I left it out since I have been trying to cut back on refined sugars, but you could easily add it in.
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Thai Basil Ground Beef Bowl
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- 1.33 lb. 95% lean ground beef
- 4 U scallions
- 2 U garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
- 2 cups asparagus, chopped
- 2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
- 1/4 cup Thai basil
- 1 U cauliflower
- 1/4 cup onion
- 1 U garlic clove
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil (or olive oil)
- Prepare the cauliflower rice. Chop the cauliflower into florets and add to a food processor with the onion and garlic. Pulse into fine rice like pieces. You may have to do this in batches depending on your food processor. To cook, saute the cauliflower rice in 1 tbsp. coconut oil over medium heat until soft. You can also microwave it for 4-5 minutes.
- Add the beef to a hot nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Brown and break up the larger chunks as you go until no longer pink.
- Add in the garlic, ginger, green onions, and asparagus. Cook until the asparagus is just tender, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the soy sauce, chili paste, and basil. Cook for 30 seconds and remove from heat. Taste and season as needed with additional soy or chili sauce.
- Serve the Thai Basil Beef over the cauliflower rice.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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