Today I am going to share a delicious Thai Basil Minced Pork recipe with you guys! Whenever I eat at a Thai restaurant, I almost always end up ordering this dish. I love it because it’s such a simple dish but still full of flavor. I can’t wait to show you how to make this at home. Now let’s get started!
I stir-fried the ground pork with oil for a couple of minutes until they were no longer pink and cooked through. Then transferred the pork into a bowl and set aside. Then, I sautéed the garlic until it became fragrant and stir-fried the peppers and onion.
A minute or two later, when the peppers and onion have turned soft, I added the ground pork and basil leaves into the pan and seasoned the dish with fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar.
After adding in the seasonings, I gave the dish a quick stir-fry under high heat. Before serving, I drizzled some lime juice and placed a few fresh basil leaves on top to garnish.
I like to enjoy this dish with a bowl of rice. The simplicity of the white rice combines very well with the bold flavors of this dish and breaks up the richness of the fried pork.
You can substitute brown rice, or a boiled noodle stir-fried in with this dish, but I like white rice the best. Adding an accompanying starch will also help you extend this meal to feed multiple people.
Here is an overview of how I made the Thai Basil Minced Pork in 16 minutes.
I hope you enjoy making this tasty Thai basil minced pork at home. If you like this recipe, please leave a rating and share it with your friends!
- 1 cup ground pork
- ⅓ cup diced red bell pepper
- ⅓ cup diced green bell pepper
- ⅓ cup diced onion
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 handful of fresh Thai basil leaves
- half a lime, optional
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat, stir in the ground pork, stir fry for 2-3 minutes or until changed color, remove from pan and set aside (leave oil in the pan).
- Sauté garlic until fragrant, then stir in green, red pepper and onion, stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the pork back into the pan, and toss in the Thai basil leaves.
- Season with fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar, turn to medium-high heat and stir fry for a minute.
- Drizzle with lime juice and serve.
This meal is super quick to make, and super delicious!
I made this tonight and it was very quick to prepare and tasted delicious. I added more veggies and some chicken stock and a hot pepper. Very delicious.
I am glad you liked it!
Can you freeze the leftovers?
Yes, you can but I recommend leaving in the freezer for not too long otherwise it will affect the flavor. Hope this helps 🙂
I love this recipe! I’ve made it 4 times in 2 weeks. It’s one that does not use oyster sauce. The taste is very authentic
I am glad you enjoyed the recipe!
I cooked this today, it was heavenly !!! Thanks!
I am very happy you enjoyed the recipe, you are very welcome!
This was really nice full of flavours. Did add a little chilli sauce & spring onion. And the leftovers had in a wrap the next day. Thanks again Darren
Very good recipe! I used more like two cups of meat: ground pork and two turkey sausage link meat I had. So, I increased the sauce ingredients, including some oyster sauce and more soy. I also added about 2 tsp. water, as it was too thick, and that helped. Served with steamed broccolini and brown rice. Great addition to my Asian recipes!
We cooked this last night and it was yummy!! I doubled the recipe for 4 people but it was not enough. I will use 4 cups of meat for 4 people next time. We will make it again for sure. Thank you for sharing!
Would love to make this myself, i ate this or something similar pretty much every day when i was in Thailand last year and i would love recreate it myself. but i have no clue how much a cup is? any chance someone can translate this to grams?
Awesome Thai basil ground pork recipe. My family absolutely enjoyed the meal.
Thank you for such an easy meal.
I tried this for the first time tonight… ground my pork shoulder in my cuisinart and minced perfectly. I also used only 2 Thai chili’s… I also added 2 minced mushrooms.. served over Jasmine rice… was really delicious thanks! Will be making this again!
Simple and delicious
Think I could skip the sugar?
That might affect the flavor, but if sugar intake is a concern, I would give it a try!
This recipe was easy to follow and the result was super amazing.
At first I thought it was too salty but when I added in the sugar, oh wow!! I’m sure going to cook this up again soon. I just added water because I wanted it to have sauce. It tastes amazing! Thank you for sharing this!
We highly recommend this dish. We made it tonight and it was great for someone learning how to cook: an easy dish to be successful with. Lots of room for improvising (as in, what you can add to or serve with..) and it was absolutely delicious. This is a keeper. We’ll definitely be making this again!