Minced Beef Larb Recipe

A simple Thai flavoured meal for a relaxed mid-week meal.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 6 minutes
Serves: 4


500g lean minced beef

2 tbsp roasted rice*, coarsely ground

1 small red onion, finely sliced

1 cup mint leaves

1 cup coriander leaves

1 long red chilli, sliced

2 lime leaves, very finely shredded

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp fish sauce

2 tsp sugar

Baby cos leaves, prawn crackers and lime wedges, to serve

*To roast rice, place in a dry frying pan over a moderately high heat. Stir until toasted and brown. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and beat until coarsely ground.


Place a large wok or frying pan over a high heat. Cook half of the beef in a small amount of vegetable oil in for 3 minutes or until lightly coloured, breaking it up as it cooks. Repeat with the remaining beef. Tip into a large mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.

Add the ground rice and remaining ingredients and stir well. Place onto a platter and serve with cos leaves and lime wedges.