Paleo Thai Basil Beef Stir-Fry recipe Whole30 and Keto friendly.
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Paleo Thai Basil Beef Stir-Fry (Pad Gra Prow - Whole30, Keto)

Paleo Thai Basil Beef Stir-Fry (Pad Krapow) ) with sweet & savory Whole30 Thai basil beef sauce. This basil beef comes together in minutes!
Course Main
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Keto Thai Basil Beef, Paleo Thai basil beef, Paleo Thai Basil Beef Stir-Fry, Thai basil beef, Whole30 Thai Basil Beef
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 207kcal
Author ChihYu


Thai Basil Beef Marinade:


  • 2 tbsp sliced garlic cloves
  • 1 to 1 ½ tbsp fresh ginger julienned
  • 3 bulbs scallions chopped and separate white and green parts
  • 1-2 chili peppers serrano, fresno, or jalapeño, seeds removed, optional


  • 1 to 1 ½ whole bell pepper slice to thin strips, any color you prefer
  • 1 cup Thai/Asian basil or 2 cups Italian basil
  • Cooking fat ghee or avocado oil

Thai Basil Beef Stir-Fry Sauce:


  • Thin slice the beef against the grain to less than ¼-inch thin. Combing and gently mix well the beef with all ingredients under ‘beef and marinade’. Set aside in the fridge. Prepare garlic, ginger, scallions, chili peppers (if using), bell pepper, basil, and set aside ‘stir-fry sauce’.
    Paleo Thai Basil Beef Stir-Fry recipe ingredients Whole30 and Keto friendly.
  • In a well heated large stainless steel skillet (or cast iron), add 2 tbsp cooking fat. Try to sear the beef over medium-high heat in one layer so they aren’t overlap with each other too much in the skillet. Sear the first side without disturbing for roughly 2 minutes or until golden brown then sear the flip side about 1 minute. Set aside in a large bowl along with the pan juice.
    Paleo Thai Basil Beef Stir-Fry recipe Whole30 and Keto friendly.
  • Use the same skillet, add 2 tbsp cook fat, saute garlic, ginger, white parts of scallions, and chili peppers. Season with a pinch of salt and saute until fragrant (about 10 seconds) over medium to medium-high heat. Add sliced bell pepper, season with another pinch of salt. Saute for 5-8 seconds. Add Italian basil and use the heat to extract the basil fragrance/oil. Saute for 5-6 seconds. Add beef back to the skillet and the ‘stir-fry’ sauce. Give a quick toss this dish is ready!
    Paleo Thai Basil Beef Stir-Fry recipe Whole30 and Keto friendly.
  • Serve the dish over cauliflower rice, broccoli rice, lightly sauteed zucchini noodles or steamed rice for a gluten-free meal.
    Paleo Thai Basil Beef Stir-Fry recipe Whole30 and Keto friendly.



If use Asian/Thai basil, add them at the beginning of Step 3 to saute with the garlic, ginger, scallions...etc. The texture of Asian/Thai basil is more sturdy and has stronger fragrant than Italian basil. They can take more heat in stir-fries.


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 668mg | Potassium: 402mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2.4mg