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Lazy Thai Basil Beef

Published: September 29, 2022
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Cookbook 2.0


  1. Chop up the shallots, garlic, ginger (if not using paste) and chilies. Wash your hands; you do not want spicy chili in your eyes!
  2. Add sesame oil in a frying pan and heat it to medium.
  3. Add your chopped stuff to the pan and sauté until shallots start turning brown.
  4. Add the ground beef and separate so it spreads around the pan and gets “kissed” by the garlic, shallot and ginger combination.
  5. Lower the heat to low-medium sauté for about 15 minutes.
  6. Add the soy sauce and oyster sauce and keep that sauté going!
  7. Add the cayenne powder and Thai basil leaves and sauté for another 15 minutes.
  8. The liquid should start to evaporate. At this point, turn up the heat to medium-high and sauté until the beef looks like it’s becoming crispy.
  9. Turn off the heat.
  10. Get a bowl and get that jasmine rice ready! (Prepare the rice however you can. Marino uses a rice cooker.)
  11. Add your Thai basil beef to the rice, garnish with cilantro and enjoy!
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