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Thai Beef with Basil Whole Grain Taco Bowls

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Thai Beef with Basil Whole Grain Taco Bowls
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 8
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Traditional ground beef gets a flavor boost with fresh basil, serrano chiles and soy sauce, then is stuffed in whole wheat boats topped with fresh veggies.
Jun 30, 2017

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sliced serrano chile
  • 1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 package (8 count) Old El Paso™ Whole Grain Tortilla Bowls
  • 1 cup coarsely shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges

Steps

  • 1
    Cut 1/4 cup of the basil leaves into thin strips; set aside. Roughly chop remaining 3/4 cup basil; set aside.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, garlic and serrano chile over medium heat 8 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir in stock and the 3/4 cup chopped basil. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until basil is wilted and liquid is nearly absorbed. Add soy sauce, fish sauce and honey; stir to mix well.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, heat tortilla bowls as directed on package. Divide beef mixture among tortilla bowls; top with carrot, remaining 1/4 cup sliced basil, green onions and lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Ground turkey can be substituted for ground beef in this recipe.
  • Tip 2
    Try this recipe with Thai basil leaves instead of sweet basil leaves for a different flavour.

Nutrition Information

190 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 12g Protein, 16g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8
Calories
190
Total Fat
8g
Saturated Fat
3g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
Sodium
630mg
Total Carbs
16g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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