Spicy Thai Mint Beef
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 4-6
Weight Watchers Info: 6 PointsPlus per serving if split into 4 servings (rice is extra), 4 PointsPlus per serving if split into 6 servings (rice is extra)
  • 3 teaspoons 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 ⅛-inch thick slices
  • ¼ cup fish sauce*
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce*
  • 2 tablespoons black soy sauce*
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste in soy bean oil*
  • 1½ cups chopped fresh Thai basil leaves*
  • 1 cup whole fresh mint leaves
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the basil and mint until wilted.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and serve over steamed white rice.
*Can be found at specialty Asian markets
Serving suggestion: sticky or steamed white rice
Do NOT try to substitute regular soy sauce for the dark and sweet soy sauces. Both the sweet and dark taste more like molasses than regular soy sauce (you could probably substitute the sweet for the dark and vice versa if you had to), and it would be way too salty if you used the regular stuff.
Recipe by The Taste Place at https://www.thetasteplace.com/spicy-thai-mint-beef/