Stir Fried Beef and Lemon Grass

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Feb. 27, 2012

This is an intensely flavored stir-fry that will wake up even the sleepiest palate! The combination of fragrant lemongrass, spicy chili sauce and pungent fish sauce are massive slap in the face. If youre feeling fragile and weak, feel free to add a teaspoon of sugar to the fish sauce to tame it. Wuss. This is an amazing stir-fry recipe. Try it today.


Canola oil 1 Tablespoon
Beef shoulder/Beef loin 1/2 Kilogram , cut into thin strips
Lemongrass stalk 1 Medium
Yellow onion 1/2 Medium , sliced thin
Garlic cloves 3 Medium , minced fine
Chili sauce 1 Tablespoon (Sambal Olek
Fish sauce 1 1/2 Tablespoon (As Required To Taste)
Lime 1/2 Medium , juiced
Fresh coriander 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Thai basil leaves 15 Medium
Green onions 1 Medium , sliced thin diagonally
Bean sprouts 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



1. Cut off the bottom third of the stalk (like green onions, the root is in the ground – so what you may think is the top is actually the bottom part that is inside the ground)

2. Discard the top dry ends and save the center of the stalk for lemongrass tea.

3. Smash this 1/3 of the stalk with the side of a knife to open it up a little, peel off the outside layers and save for a future use.

4. Chop the soft insides into a fine mince.

5. You’ll need just a tablespoon for this recipe (you can freeze the rest of it for another recipe).

6. Heat a wok over medium-high; add oil, followed 30 seconds later by onions, garlic and lemon grass.

7. Let stir-fry for 3 minutes.

8. Add beef, chili sauce and fish sauce and stir-fry over medium high heat until beef cooks through (about 5 minutes).

9. Add lime juice, and all the garnishes and fry for 30 seconds.


10. Stir well, and serve hot with jasmine rice!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 816Calories from Fat 399

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g70.8%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 3355 mg139.79%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 88 g176%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet