Spicy Mint Beef

Total Time:
16 min
Prep:
8 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Thai chiles, such as prik kee noo, or 3 serrano chiles, stemmed and thinly sliced*
  • 1 pound flank steak, very thinly sliced
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, cored, seeded and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce*
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce*
  • 2 tablespoons black soy sauce*
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste in soy bean oil*
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh Thai basil leaves*
  • 1 cup whole fresh mint leaves
  • *Can be found at specialty Asian markets
  • Serving suggestion: sticky or steamed white rice
Directions

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and chiles and cook until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Add the steak and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Add the shallots and bell pepper and cook for 1 minute. Add the fish sauce, sweet soy sauce, black soy sauce and chili paste. Bring the mixture to a low simmer and cook, stirring frequently until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the basil and mint until wilted. Transfer to a serving dish and serve over steamed white rice.


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