Heaven help me.
This Rustic Thai Beef Soup makes me want to get the flu, just so I can stay home from work and eat bowl after bowl of it while watching Matlock.
I’ve got some weird Pavlovian complex where I crave chicken noodle soup and my mom every time I hear the theme song to either Matlock or Perry Mason. My family loves us some crime dramas!
About this soup: um, it’s amazing. It’s full of nutritious vegetables, hearty ground beef, and a rich and flavorful broth. Plus, it’s done in only a half hour!
You’re just sauteeing some curry paste, browning mushrooms and ground beef, throwing in some vegetables and liquid, and letting the magic happen.
You could absolutely substitute other vegetables depending on your preferences, but don’t leave out the fresh basil! The fresh tomatoes add a wonderful freshness to the soup and balance some of the spicy notes really well.
I love to serve Thai soup with a big, steaming bowl of jasmine rice. Just transfer some of the rice into the soup bowl one bite at a time, and use a large spoon to scoop up the grains along with the meat, broth, and vegetables.
I know you can’t wait any longer to try this for yourself, so here’s the recipe: