Thai Basil Beef

I have made this recipe more times than I can count because it’s that good! Warm crispy beef topped with a super fresh salad of basil, carrots and chiles all over cauliflower rice…its my kind of dish.  I have adapted it from Bon Apetit to make it grain and refined sugar free. This recipe is easily made whole30 compliant by leaving out the honey.

Thai Basil Beef

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or ghee
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic (sliced)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 3 cups basil
  • 2-3 carrots (julienned )
  • 3 scallions (chopped)
  • 2 red chiles (sliced (optional))
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos or gluten free tamari
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 lb cauliflower rice (cooked)
  1. In a large skilled over medium heat add the oil, add the garlic and cook until fragrant.

  2. Add the ground beef and bring up the heat to medium high.

  3. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Cook beef until caramelized and slightly crispy. You don’t want any liquid left in the pan. This might take 10-15 minutes. 

  5. Turn off heat and stir in ½ cup of the basil leaves until wilted.

  6. In a separate bowl mix the lime juice, aminos, fish sauce and honey.

  7. Dress the additional basil leaves, carrots, scallions and chilies with the sauce.

  8. On the plate place the cauliflower,top with beef and then the dressed carrots and basil.