Thai basil and chilli minced beef with an egg (Phat Kaphrao)

Thai basil and chilli minced beef with an egg (Phat Kaphrao)

Superb Thai recipe taught to me by a friend - served with runny eggs. Traditionally pork mince, but beef mince works just as well.

Philip Pantelides


  1. 1 cup jasmine rice
  2. 3 chillis
  3. 2 cloves garlic
  4. 250 g beef mince
  5. 1 red onion
  6. 300 g green beans or mixed greens
  7. 2 tbsp chilli paste with Thai basil
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 1/2 lime to serve


  1. Change

    Steam / boil rice as per packet instructions. I like to use brown jasmine

  2. Change

    Finely chop garlic and chilli

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    Brown the mince in a pan and season. Remove from pan once brown and set to on side.

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    While the mince is cooking chop the onion and beans / greens

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    2 table spoons of Pad Kapao (Chilli paste with Basil Leaves) found at any good Asian supermarket

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    In the pan

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    Mix in greens, onions, garlic and chilli. Cook till softened.

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    Stir in the mince and more chilli paste to taste.

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    Serve rice and top with mince mix.

  10. Change

    Quickly fry a couple of eggs

  11. Change

    Serve with the eggs on top. Enjoy! 🇹🇭

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