Laab- Thai ground beef salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 381.7
  • Total Fat: 23.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 85.1 mg
  • Sodium: 924.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 22.0 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    2 T Jasmine rice
    1 lb lean ground beef
    4 T lime juice divided
    1-2 T Fish sauce
    1/2 c thinly sliced shallots
    2 t minced fresh ginger
    4 scallions, chopped
    1/4 c chopped mint leaves
    2 T chopped cilantro
    2 T Garlic Chili Pepper Sauce
    2 t light brown sugar
    Lettuce leaves


1. Toast riced in a dry skillet (no oil) over med-high heat. Cook rice, shaking pan frequently until rice turns golden, about 8 minutes.
2. While rice is roasting, combine in a bowl the beef, 3 T lime juice, Fish Sauce, shallots and ginger in a bowl.
3. When rice is golden, pour on a plate to cool. In the same skillet over high heat, add beef mixture. Cook, breaking meat into small pieces, about 5-7 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from heat.
4. nAdd remaining T of lime juice, scallions, mint, cilantro, Garlic Chili Pepper Sauce and sugar to meat. Mix well.
5. Add cooled rice to a spice grinderor blender, and grind into a sandy powder. Add to meat mixture and mix well.
6. Spoon Laab into a serving bowl lined with lettuce leaves, or serve on individual leaves for a pretty presentation. Garnish with whole mint leaves.

I like to add a big handful of coleslaw mix to the end product for some crunch.

Serving Size: 4 main course servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HATHOR2000.

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