Thai Beef Larb
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Serves: 4
Bursting with fresh herbs, this tasty Thai dish is great for entertaining friends


  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded and thinly sliced (optional)
  • 150 g green beans, trimmed, sliced into 1cm pieces
  • 2 cups cabbage or wombok, finely shredded
  • finely grated rind of 1 lime and 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tbs sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 4 spring onions (including green tops), ends trimmed, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, roughly torn
  • 1 whole iceberg lettuce, separated into leaves
  • 250 g rice noodles, cooked, to serve
  • lime cheeks, optional


  1. Spray a large non-stick wok or frypan with oil and place on medium to high heat.
  2. Add mince and brown for 5 minutes, stirring to break up lumps.
  3. Add garlic, chilli and beans; stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  4. Add cabbage, lime rind and juice, and sauces; mix through and cook for 2 minutes until cabbage softens.
  5. Remove wok from heat, add spring onions, coriander and mint and toss to combine.
  6. To serve, place lettuce leaves, mince mixture, cooked noodles and lime cheeks onto separate serving plates. Pile cooked mince and noodles into a lettuce leaf and coat with a squeeze of lime juice. Roll up into a parcel to eat.


  • Substitute cabbage for bean shoots.
  • Replace beef with lean chicken, turkey or pork mince.
  • Use larb mixture (without noodles and lettuce) as a filling for rice paper rolls and serve with sweet chilli sauce.

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 1452 kJ 323 kJ
Protein 26 g 6 g
Fat, total 10 g 2 g
— saturated 4 g 1 g
Carbohydrate 34 g 8 g
— sugars 9 g 2 g
Sodium 474 mg 105 mg
Fibre 6 g 1 g

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    This recipe is absolutely delicious. I have really enjoyed it and have made it several times.
    Jane Hill
    Posted on: 03 Dec 16

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