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Thai-style minced beef stir-fry

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  • Egg free
  • Dairy free
  • Lactose free
  • Sesame free
  • Shellfish free
  • High in protein
  • 1 serve veg or fruit

This Thai stir-fry recipe uses budget-friendly beef mince and fragrant flavours to create a fast midweek meal for the whole family.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time12 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
thai minced beef


  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 lime, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2cm piece ginger, finely grated (or 2 tsp ginger paste)
  • 1 tsp peanut or vegetable oil
  • 500g Coles Australian No Added Hormones Beef 4 Star Mince
  • 100g punnet shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, finely chopped
  • 300g bag Coles Kitchen Mixed Asian Vegetable Stir-Fry
  • Steamed jasmine rice, to serve
  • Lime wedges, to serve
  • Chopped toasted cashews or peanuts, to serve
  • Thinly sliced chilli, extra, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1076kJ/257 Cals (12%), Protein: 30g (60%), Fat: 13g (19%), Sat Fat: 5g (21%), Sodium: 925mg (46%), Carb: 8g (3%), Sugar: 6g (7%), Dietary Fibre: 3g (10%).

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  1. Step 1

    Combine the soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, lime rind and juice, garlic and ginger in a jug and whisk until the sugar dissolves.

  2. Step 2

    Heat a large wok or non-stick frying pan over high heat and lightly oil with peanut or vegetable oil. Add the mince and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, for 5 mins or until mince changes colour. Add mushroom and chilli and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until heated through. Add the mixed vegetables and stir to combine. Add soy sauce mixture and stir-fry for 5 mins or until sauce boils and thickens.

  3. Step 3

    Serve stir-fry with rice, lime wedges, cashews or peanuts and extra chilli.

Recipe tip

Use it up:
Try cooking double batches of steamed rice and freeze half for use at a later date. You can always microwave it for a quick side dish or throw it into a wok with leftover veggies and whip up this last-minute fried rice recipe.

Thai minced beef recipe

This zesty recipe uses budget-friendly beef mince and fragrant flavours to create a fast midweek meal suitable for the whole family. You don’t need to use beef strips for stir-fries. Beef mince is an affordable way to whip up a speedy Thai beef mince stir-fry – plus, who doesn’t have some mince lurking in the fridge or freezer? This flavourful meal is a fresh way to use mince without resorting to the usual bolognaise.

What makes cooking in a wok different from a frying pan?

The deep walls of a wok help to trap heat and allow food to cook more quickly, which makes the meat more succulent. You also tend to use less oil in woks. Round-based woks are best used on gas stoves (sometimes they will need a wok burner attachment). If you have an electric or induction stovetop, you might want to consider a flat-bottomed wok.

What’s the best way to steam rice?

Don’t be intimidated by how to cook rice; follow this easy how-to guide. We give you two simple methods you can use to cook the fluffiest and most delicious rice to accompany this Thai beef mince.

Love this recipe?

Embrace more Thai flavours with this refreshing fast and easy Thai beef salad that is ready in 30 minutes. Another weekday favourite is our beef chow mein, which also uses beef mince (and is sure to be popular with the kids). If you want to try something a little different, check out Colin Fassnidge’s beef mince turnover, which is a hearty, feel-good meal with loads of flavour. And, if you are keen on beef mince Thai curry flavours, consider a Panang-style meatball curry.