Thai-Style Ground Beef

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A wonderful recipe from Cooking Light. A delicious way to use ground beef. You can make it spicier by using more red curry paste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  2. Add leek; sauté 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute.
  4. Add beef; cook 7 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring to crumble.
  5. Stir in curry paste and tomato sauce; cook until half of liquid evaporates (about 2 minutes).
  6. Add milk and next 4 ingredients (through fish sauce); cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  7. Serve with the rice.
Most Helpful

This wasn't quite as quick a lunch as I had hoped for but it was a totally different use of ground beef than just the usual. Fairly well flavored but needed more heat so I added about 1/2 t of sriracha. Served it to DH over rice noodles and myself over pasta. Rice noodles were clearly the better choice. Sprinkled with cilantro, it was a very decent dish!

Captain's Lady January 18, 2011

I used regular onion in place of leeks but this was great. I may use less fish sauce next time and more curry paste. No rice but went great with Thai Slaw Salad.

adopt a greyhound March 06, 2010

First time in months I've made something that all four of us love (2 adults, 2 teenagers). I had to sub in regular onions, and I added more red curry for a stronger curry flavor. It's like eating a curry-flavored sloppy joe! I can see making it without the lime if I happen to be out at the time, but the lime just adds so much depth to the flavors I think it's worth it to have them on hand all the time now. Definitely going into my regular rotation.

knitapeace November 05, 2015