Thai Spicy Beef With Spinach, Mushroom & Potato

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Another of my dh's favorites. This dish tastes good and its healthy too. It's best if left to marinate overnight. Again I have modified this recipe to suit my family's taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the beef into thick slices.
  2. Add the soya sauce, fish sauce, 1 tbsp oil, cilantro roots, peppercorns, garlic and sugar into a food processor and process into a thick paste.
  3. Coat the beef in the thick paste, cover witih plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge overnight.
  4. Do not discard the marinade.
  5. Heat the oil in wok.
  6. Remove the beef from marinade, reserve marinade and cook the beef in the wok for 5 - 10 minutes until well browned.
  7. Next add the reserved marinade, the potatoes and the water, slowly bring to a boil.
  8. Simmer 6 - 10 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  9. Now add the mushrooms, scallions and spinach simmer gently for 5 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately with steamed rice.
Most Helpful

Although I seemed to have screwed this up royally, it still came out absolutely delicious. My first mistake that I didn't reach the directions properly and added both tablespoons of oil to the marinade. (I also used sunflower oil because I was out of peanut oil.) I marinated the beef overnight and proceeded as directed. Even though I had diced my potatoes rather small, they still took a while to cook and all my water had evaporated. I ended up adding more water (2/3 cup each time!) before the potatoes were ready. After adding the cup of baby spinach, I decided I wanted more and threw in the whole bag. Despite all these changes, the recipe was really, really tasty. Thanks for sharing!

JackieOhNo! May 09, 2011

I did enjoy this. It was easy to prepare and I think a healthy choice. I thought that it could use a little boost of flavor. Maybe some garlic and a little touch of curry paste?

tara portee May 19, 2011