Best Thai Basil Beef Recipe

Best Thai Basil Beef Recipe

Pad krapow is Thailand’s most popular stir-fry dish for a reason. It’s got saucy ground meat tossed with sliced bell peppers, spicy chiles, and a handful of fresh, sweet basil, served over steaming rice. As an added bonus, it’s usually accompanied by a runny fried egg, making this a filling and wallet-friendly meal. Our take on this super-simple dish is the perfect protein-packed meal prep that’ll keep you excited to eat all week.

The sauce that coats beef and peppers is typically flavored with Thai black soy sauce, which is thicker and sweeter than the thin soy sauce found on most grocery store shelves. Black soy sauce is easy to find at an Asian grocery store, but since it’s less common at American grocery stores, we opted for an alternative that you probably already have in your panty: molasses. Combined with thin soy sauce and fish sauce, it creates an umami-packed sauce that is a worthy replacement for the real thing.

To make this recipe work for meal prep, store the beef and rice in separate compartments so that the rice doesn’t absorb all of the sauce from the beef. If you have time, prepare the egg for the bowl just before serving.

Did you try making this? Let us know how it went in the comments!