Have you ever struggled to figure out what to bring to a potluck? On the one hand, you want to impress all your friends with an amazing dish, but then again who has time to cook for 3 hours… Well look no further because this Thai basil curry beef is the perfect dish to bring to a potluck and has 3 variations you can make.

It could not be more simple: you start with a jar of World Foods’ Thai Basil Curry Stir Fry Sauce, transform that into a beef stir fry using the recipe below,  then use 1 of the 3 recipes listed to finish up your dish.

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Thai Basil Beef Stir Fry

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:25 minutes
  • Total Time:30 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 16 oz ground beef
  • 1 jar World Foods Thai Basil Stir Fry Sauce
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 4 scallions
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  • Step 1

    Finely mince the onion and garlic.

    Photo by Helena Lin
    Photo by Helena Lin
  • Step 2

    Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a pan. Over medium high heat, sauté the garlic and onion until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes.

    Photo by Helena Lin
    Photo by Helena Lin
  • Step 3

    Add in the ground beef and season with 1 teaspoon salt. Cook until the beef is cooked and browned, about 15 minutes.

    Photo by Helena Lin
    Photo by Helena Lin
  • Step 4

    Dice the red bell peppers and finely slice the scallions.

  • Step 5

    Pour in the jar of sauce and bring to a boil.

  • Step 6

    Mix in the bell peppers and scallions, and serve.

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    Photo by Helena Lin

Thai Basil Beef Lettuce Wraps

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:at least 12 wraps
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 batch Thai Basil Beef Stir Fry
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
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  • Step 1

    Carefully peel back the leaves of the lettuce. Fill the lettuce with some ground beef, serve.

    #SpoonTip: I actually like to serve the lettuce empty on a plate and have people make their own wraps.

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    Photo by Helena Lin

Stir Fry Thai Basil Beef Noodles

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minute
  • Servings:4
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 batch Thai Basil Beef Stir Fry
  • 1 package rice noodles, glass noodles, or vermicelli
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Graphic by Spoon University
  • Step 1

    Cook the noodles according to its instructions on the bag.

  • Step 2

    Heat the Thai basil beef in a pan.

  • Step 3

    Mix in the noodles and adjust for seasoning as needed. Serve.

    Photo by Helena Lin
    Photo by Helena Lin

Thai Basil Beef Hand Pies

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:8 hand pies (according to recipe)
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 batch Thai Basil Beef Stir Fry
  • 1 package puff pastry
  • 1 egg
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Graphic by Spoon University
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F or according to your puff pastry instructions.

  • Step 2

    Roll out the puff pastry dough and cut into 4 squares.

    #SpoonTip: Feel free to cut the dough into smaller squares for finger food. 

  • Step 3

    Beat the egg in a bowl and dab the outer edge of the puff pastry with the egg wash.

  • Step 4

    Fill half of the square of puff pastry with the ground beef.

    #SpoonTip: Be sure not to place beef on the egg wash edge. 

  • Step 5

    Fold in half and use a fork to crimp the edges. Finish the hand pie with an egg wash and some incisions on the top to allow steam to escape.

  • Step 6

    Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve.

    Photo by Helena Lin
    Photo by Helena Lin