Spicy Thai Basil Beef (Pad Krapow Neua)

Ali Segersten (author) Mar 01, 2021
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Easy Recipe
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes

If you are in need of an incredibly easy, fast, and nourishing meal, try making Pad Krapow! Pad means "stir-fried" and Krapow means "holy basil." Any type of ground meat can be used along with a variety of vegetables. Pad Krapow recipes typically contain gluten and soy because of the sauce ingredients used, however, I have created a delicious soy-free and gluten-free version that everyone can enjoy! Holy basil can be hard to find in northern climates during the cooler months, so use any type of basil you can find. Sweet basil works well! I grow holy basil and purple mountain basil in my garden and always use these in my Pad Krapow meals during the summer months. They lend more flavor and a peppery bite compared to sweet basil. 

2 tablespoons avocado oil
2 small shallots finely chopped
½ pounds sugar snap peas
1 large red bell peppers diced
1 bunches green onions chopped
5 cloves garlic crushed
2 thai chili peppers chopped
1 pounds ground beef
2 cups packed holy basil (or sweet basil)


1 cups chicken stock (or beef bone broth)
4 tablespoons coconut aminos
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoons coconut sugar
2 teaspoons sriracha
2 teaspoons arrowroot powder