Caveman Cookbook

MightyMite’s Thai Ground Beef Salad

Posted in Meals, Meats, Salads by The Girl on March 3, 2010

Thai Ground Beef Salad

2 pounds ground beef
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 small shallots, minced
1 large jalapeño, seeded and minced, plus sliced jalapeño for garnish
Juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges, for serving
2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
equivalent 1 teaspoon sweetener of your choice
1 teaspoon Sriracha (chile sauce), plus more for serving
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup chopped mint
1/2 cup chopped basil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup chopped salted peanuts or almonds or whatever
1 large head Boston or other leafy lettuce, separated into leaves

In a bowl, mix the beef, garlic, shallots and minced jalapeño. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, fish sauce, sweetener and the 1 teaspoon of Sriracha.
In a skillet, heat the oil. Add the beef mixture and cook over high heat, stirring to break up the meat, until no pink remains, 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice mixture. Let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer the meat to a bowl; stir in the herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the nuts and sliced jalapeños. Serve with lime wedges, Sriracha and lettuce for wrapping

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  1. Stephanie said, on May 19, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Wow wow wow!!! Best meal I’ve had in a looooooong time! Absolutely delicious. I added a bit of coconut milk to mine for a slightly creamy consistency. Thanks for the great recipe, it’s going to be a weekly staple I’m sure…


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