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How to make Beef laab

ChihYu Smith

This authentic Thai beef larb is made with ground beef, fresh herbs, and citrus. Beef laab is easy to make, healthy, and perfect for summer.

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Toasted rice powder


Dry roast the rice grains in a hot pan until golden. Let them cool completely before grinding into a coarse powder.

Season the beef


Prepare the herbs and set each ingredient aside separately. In a large bowl, season the ground beef with lime juice, pepper, and salt.

Cook the beef


Add the ground meat to a hot pan with oil and cook over medium-high heat. The meat should be cooked but moist. Turn off the heat.



Mix the shallots. Mix in fish sauce, lime juice, and chili powder, and lastly add cilantro, mint leaves, and scallions. Sprinkle toasted rice powder. Serve at room temperature,

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