Quick Thai Ground Beef Recipe Is a Tasty 20-Minute Budget Dinner by 30Seconds Food

Quick Thai Ground Beef Recipe Is a Tasty 20-Minute Budget Dinner

Ready to get out of the kitchen fast and feed your family a delicious meal? Grab your wok, a pound of ground beef and a few other simple ingredients and you've got a delicious Thai dinner on the table in about 20 minutes. With the souring prices of beef, ground beef is still on the less expensive side, so this easy Thai beef recipe is also budget friendly.

To make this quick Thai ground beef recipe you will need lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, vegetable oil, fresh garlic, jalapeno peppers, ground beef, chicken broth, fresh basil and rice for serving. The ingredients cook up in a skillet or wok before you can even set the table. So quick and easy! 

Serve this tasty Thai beef recipe over rice for a quick, flavorful dinner on those busy work and school nights. So good!

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Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • Fresh is best, so squeeze your own lime juice.
  • Try this recipe with ground turkey, ground chicken or ground pork. 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce and brown sugar. Mix to combine. Set aside. 
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and jalapeno. Cook about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up the meat into small pieces as you stir, about 8 minutes, or until cooked through and beginning to get crispy.
  4. Add the broth and basil leaves and cook about 2 to 3 minutes, or until basil wilts. 
  5. Add the lime-soy mixture to the skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes more. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 258

Total Fat: 10.5g

Saturated Fat: 3.3g

Cholesterol: 101mg

Sodium: 826mg

Total Carbohydrate: 3.6g

Dietary Fiber: 0.3g

Total Sugars: 1.6g

Protein: 35.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 17mg

Iron: 22mg

Potassium: 518mg

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This is absolute genius. 😋
Julie Rose
Wow, looks amazing!
Elisa Schmitz
This one looks like a sure winner in my house, wow. So savory!

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