Thai Basil Beef
adapted from Closet Cooking
1 pound ground beef
2 shallots, diced
1 red pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 birds eye chilies, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fish sauce (or soy sauce or tamari)
1 tablespoon palm sugar (or brown sugar)
1 lime, juice and zest
1 cup basil (preferably Thai basil)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1. Cook the ground beef and shallots in a large pan over medium-high heat until the meat is cooked, about 10 minutes.
2. Add the red pepper, garlic and chilies and cook until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Add the fish sauce, sugar, lime and basil and cook until the basil just starts to wilt, about a minute. (Taste test and adjust to make sure that the balance of salty, sweet and sour is just right.) Enjoy garnished with green onions!
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