STREAMING NOW: Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food

Spicy Mint Beef

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Just saw Giada make this on Food Networ, and it looked SO good! After reading some of the reviews on the other site, I might suggest starting with only 2 chiles and 1 teaspoon of the chili paste unless you like things really hot.The asterisk means it can be found at specialty Asian markets Posted for ZWT6.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons vegetables or 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Thai chiles, such as prik kee noo or 3 serrano chilies, stemmed and thinly sliced*
  • 1 lb flank steak, very thinly sliced
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, cored, seeded and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices
  • 14 cup fish, sauce*
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, sweet*
  • 2 tablespoons black soy, sauce*
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste, in soy bean oil*
  • 1 12 cups chopped fresh Thai basil, leaves*
  • 1 cup whole fresh mint leaves


  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. 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. 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. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the basil and mint until wilted. Transfer to a serving dish and serve over steamed white rice.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a