Pad Gra Prow (Thai Basil Beef)

Keeping it going with my fav thai flavours. Next up Pad Gra Prow.

I’m a big fan of thai basil. Normally I can only find it when we go to the local asian markets. So when I do find a bunch, I will try to cook a few dishes incorporating thai basil. That means either this or my red curry is sure to be on the menu.

This is basically a Thai version of a basic ground beef, but something about adding some basil and coconut aminos and mixing that with the yolky goodness of a fried egg makes this dish extra special. Plus it also comes together really fast all in one pan!

Put a pot of rice in a rice cooker or on the stovetop to cook, then make this stir fry and by the time your rice is ready, so will the pad gra prow!

Quick, easy and tasty – the trifecta of food awesomeness!


Pad Gra Prow (Thai Basil Ground Beef)

A simple ground beef that comes packed with flavour. Ready in 15 mins, with prep time!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: keto, Paleo, Whole30
Servings: 4


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 red/yellow pepper
  • 1 1 jalapeño
  • 1 handful thai basil (italian basil will work, but the flavour will be a bit different)
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce (sriracha works well)


  • In a large saucepan or wok heat 1 tbsp of the oil on medium heat and add the beef, salt, garlic powder, chilli flakes, and black pepper. Allow the beef to brown, stirring occasionally to break down any large lumps. 
  • Meanwhile, peel and dice the carrot, onion, jalapeño, red pepper and ginger. Mince the garlic and thinly slice (chiffonade) the basil. 
  • When the beef has browned, remove from pan and set aside.
  • Heat another tablespoon of oil in the same pan and add the onion, garlic, and chilli. Stir fry for 2 mins, then add the carrots. After another 2 mins, add the bell pepper and the browned beef back in. Stir fry till for about 3-4 mins to allow the ingredients to heat through. The idea is to not over cook them so they have a bit of bite.
  • Add the coconut aminos and hot sauce. Give it a taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. 
  • Then turn off the heat and add the basil so it can wilt in the residual heat. Serve warm on a bed of rice or noodles and top with bean sprouts and a fried egg!


Serve over rice (regular or cauli rice) with a fried egg on top. 

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