Best 20-Minute Stir-fried Thai Basil Beef Recipe (Pad Gra Prow) Ever by 30Seconds Food

Best 20-Minute Stir-fried Thai Basil Beef Recipe (Pad Gra Prow) Ever

Stir-fried basil beef is said to be the most popular street food in Thailand. We believe it! Made with budget-friendly ground beef, this tasty pad gra prow recipe a quick family dinner that's on the table in no time.

This easy pad gra prow recipe takes about 20 minutes from start to finish to make. Here is your shopping list for this easy Asian ground beef recipe: shallots, garlic, ginger, red bell pepper, Thai chiles (optional), ground beef, brown sugar, cooking oil, fish sauce, low-sodium soy sauce, oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce, beef broth, cornstarch and basil leaves. You'll also need white or brown rice to serve with the finished dish.

Be sure to try pad krapow gai, too, a similar dish made with chicken

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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

  • Try this easy recipe with ground chicken, ground pork or ground turkey.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the shallots, garlic, ginger, bell pepper and Thai chiles, if using. Cook, stirring, for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef. Cook, breaking it up into small pieces, until cooked through and browned. 
  3. In a bowl, combine the sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic chili sauce, broth, water and cornstarch. Whisk to combine. 
  4. Pour the mixture into the pan with the ground beef. Cook, stirring, about 2 to 4 minutes or until thickened. Season with black pepper. 
  5. Stir in the basil leaves and cook about 1 more minute. 

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Elisa Schmitz
Yum, yum, and more yum!
I love stir fry meals like this...
Bill Gunneson
The picture looks good. I made it and thought it was rather disgusting.
Elisa Schmitz
Sorry you didn’t like this recipe, Bill Gunneson . Hope you find other recipes here that you do enjoy.

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