Thai Basil Tomato Stir Fry: WebstaurantEats Recipes

Turn up the heat with our beef stir fry recipe featuring spicy Thai bird chiles, crunchy snow peas, and fresh, fragrant basil. For the best stir fry, try using a wok pan instead of a standard frying pan. The shape of a wok pan makes it easy to toss the ingredients for fast, even cooking.

As you gather your ingredients, make sure to choose a cooking oil with a high smoke point. Since you'll be cooking over high heat, you'll want an oil that doesn't smoke at high temperatures. Peanut oil, soybean oil, or canola oil are all good options for cooking stir fries.

Thai Beef Stir Fry with Basil and Tomatoes

Recipe by:

Ronne Day

WebstaurantStore Food Stylist

Servings: 4

Total Time: 45 minutes


Thai Basil Tomato Stirfry Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. minced lemongrass
  • 1 Tbsp. Thai bird chile or other hot chile, chopped
  • 1 lb. beef tenderloin or other tender cut, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1/2 cup snow pea pods
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 5 oz. shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh Thai or Italian basil leaves, more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3-4 scallions, sliced, about 3/4 cup
  • 8 oz. sticky rice, prepared


  1. Preheat a seasoned wok over medium-high heat and add oil
  2. Swirl oil around the pan and add garlic, ginger, lemongrass and chiles
  3. Add beef and stir fry for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add onions, vegetables, mushrooms, and basil, stir fry for 2 minutes
  5. Add oyster sauce, fish sauce, chili garlic sauce, and sugar
  6. Stir fry until cooked (about 5 minutes)
  7. Add tomatoes and half of the scallions, then remove wok from heat when scallions begin to wilt.
  8. Top stir fry with remaining scallions and basil leaves
  9. Serve immediately with prepared sticky rice on the side

Finished Dish

This dish comes together very quickly and fills the air with the tempting aroma of sizzling beef and stir fried vegetables. You can find more recipes like this on the WebstaurantStore Instagram.

Thai Basil Tomato Stirfry
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