Thai Beef Stir Fry

Spice up your menu with this mouthwatering Thai beef stir fry recipe! Combining the fiery kick of Thai bird chiles, the fragrant aroma of basil, and classic savory Asian sauces, every bite is an explosion of flavor. Whether you're looking to diversify your menu or just try something new, this easy-to-follow stir fry recipe is a must-try.

Thai Beef Basil Stir Fry

This easy Thai beef stir fry comes together in just 45 minutes and is full of flavor with a pleasant kick of heat. It can be easily customized to your liking, too. This stir fry recipe works just as well with chicken and can even be used with your favorite Asian noodles. 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. Ensure all your ingredients are prepped before you start cooking since they cook fast once they're in the wok!

Recipe by: Ronne Day, WebstaurantStore Food Stylist

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 45 minutes


Thai Basil Tomato Stirfry Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon minced lemongrass
  • 1 Tablespoon Thai bird chile or other hot chile, chopped
  • 1 lb. beef tenderloin or another tender cut of beef, 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 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh Thai or Italian basil leaves, more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3-4 scallions, sliced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 8 ounces sticky rice, prepared


  1. Preheat seasoned wok over medium-high heat and add oil.
  2. Swirl oil around 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 to pan and 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 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 side.

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

Thai Basil Tomato Stirfry
Posted in: Recipes|By Michale LeRoy
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