Beef Basil Recipe

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 10 pieces fresh basil leaves (holy basil)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Beef Basil Recipe


  1. Heat a frying pan. Pour the oil in the frying pan.
  2. When the oil becomes hot, sauté the garlic.
  3. Add the chili flakes and then cook for 15 seconds. Put-in the ground beef. Stir and brown for about 10 minutes. Add the fish sauce and brown sugar. Stir. Simmer for 20 minutes while letting the excess liquid evaporate.
  4. Put-in the basil leaves. Cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the ground black pepper. Stir
  5. Turn-off heat. Transfer to a serving plate. Add fried egg on top if desired.

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