Thai Basil Beef

Thai Basil Beef

This easy Thai Basil Beef recipe is authentic and super big on flavor!

Growing Thai basil in my garden this year has me trying it in more and more recipes!

This recipe is from my sister in law, Sumintra, that she got from her mom who is from Thailand.

The spice comes from these red chili peppers, that I also grew in my garden.

If you cannot find red chili peppers in the store, just use either jalapeno peppers or serrano peppers.

ingredients for thai basil beef

How to Make Thai Basil Beef

First set a wok over medium low heat and add 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil.

Once the oil is hot, add 3 to 4 sliced red chili peppers, a thinly sliced onion, and some minced garlic.

Let this cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring a few times.

onions and peppers in a wok

Then add a thinly sliced red bell pepper, a pound of thinly sliced steak, 1/3 cup oyster sauce and 1 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce.

For the steak I used sirloin and instead of regular soy sauce I used mushroom soy sauce. It has a deeper flavor compared to traditional soy sauce.

Turn the heat to medium high and let this cook 5 to 6 minutes.

adding steak and oyster sauce to the wok

Steamy, steamy….it’s hot in here as you can see 🙂

Add a good amount of Thai basil leaves and cook 1 more minute.

adding the thai basil

Yes…this was just as delicious as it looks!

Thai Basil Beef

We served Thai Basil Beef over some cooked jasmine rice and a fried egg over top

Thai Basil Beef

I really cannot describe the amount of flavor from just a few simple ingredients.

Thai Basil Beef

The heat from the chilis was on point and the sauce created from breaking the egg yolk was decadent and the whole dish was just amazing 🙂

Thai Basil Beef

If you like Thai Basil Beef, you might also like these recipes…

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Thai Basil Beef

Thai Basil Beef is a very delicious meal with thin sliced steak in a simple sauce with Thai basil and served over rice with a fried egg

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Keyword Beef, Easy, Recipe, rice, Steak, Stir Fry, Thai Basil, Thai Recipes, TikTok
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 398 kcal
Author Cheri Renee


  • 2 Tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 to 4 red chili peppers (or sub jalapeno or serrano peppers) sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 pound steak (I used sirloin) thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsps soy sauce (or mushroom soy sauce)
  • 20 to 30 Thai basil leaves
  • Optional: rice, fried eggs


  1. Set a wok over medium low heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot add the onion, minced garlic, and sliced red chili peppers. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring a few times.

  2. Raise the heat to medium high and add the red bell pepper, sliced steak, oyster sauce, and soy sauce. Cook 5 to 6 minutes.

  3. Add the Thai basil leaves and cook 1 more minute. Serve over rice with a fried egg if desired.

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