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Thai Ground Beef Laab Bowl

thai ground beef laab bowl Entree Thai
Thai Ground Beef Laab Bowl
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

Sure, this rice bowl is packed with healthy, good-for-you ingredients, but more importantly is that it’s delicious and deceivingly easy to make. Turn a pound of ground beef into a fresh, textural, flavorful dinner for four in only 35 minutes. Just don’t forget to snap a picture first, because this grain bowl is a stunner. MORE+ LESS-

Updated October 4, 2019

Ingredients

2
teaspoons salt
1/4
lb thin French-style green beans, cut in half
1
lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
2
green onions, thinly sliced on the bias, greens and whites separated
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh gingerroot
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4
cup fresh lime juice
3
tablespoons soy sauce
2
tablespoons water
1
tablespoon fish sauce
2
tablespoons sugar
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4
cups fresh baby spinach
3
cups cooked rice
1/2
cup thinly sliced carrots
1/4
cup thinly sliced radishes
1
tablespoon mint leaves
1
tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves
1
tablespoon thinly sliced serrano chile, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat 3 cups water to boiling; add salt. Add beans; boil 2 to 3 minutes or until bright green and crisp-tender. Remove from boiling water, and place in ice water until cold. Drain; reserve in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • 2
    Heat 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, white parts of onions, garlic and gingerroot; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring to break into pieces, until no longer pink. Drain; to beef mixture in skillet, stir in 2 tablespoons chopped mint, 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, 1 tablespoon of the lime juice and 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce. Set aside.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining 3 tablespoons lime juice, remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons water, the fish sauce, sugar and pepper flakes with whisk.
  • 4
    Assemble bowls with spinach, rice, beans, beef, carrots, radishes, and garnish with green parts of onions, mint leaves, cilantro leaves and serrano chile. Serve with sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Sugar snap peas or pea pods can be substituted for green beans in this recipe.
  • For a simple salad bowl, spoon the beef mixture onto crunchy lettuce leaves; garnish with carrots, radishes and herbs, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
21%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
2280mg
95%
Potassium
670mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
9g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%
120%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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