Rustic Thai Beef Soup

This Rustic Thai Beef Soup recipe is 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!

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.

Looking for Thai Beef Soup Recipes? Here is a delicious one! This Rustic Thai Beef Soup recipe is 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!

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!

This Rustic Beef Thai Soup recipe is 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!

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 sauteing some curry paste, browning mushrooms and ground beef, throwing in some vegetables and liquid, and letting the magic happen.

This Rustic Beef Soup Thai recipe is 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 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.

This Rustic Thai Soup Beef recipe is 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!

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.

This Rustic Thai Beef Curry Soup recipe is 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!

I know you can’t wait any longer to try this spicy Thai beef soup for yourself!

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Thai beef soup garnished with tomato and basil leaves.

Rustic Thai Beef Soup Recipe

Quick, hearty, and flavorful - our Rustic Thai Beef Soup recipe is simply irresistible! This Thai Red Curry soup combines wholesome veggies, ground beef, and a rich broth in just 30 minutes!
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Course: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: Thai
Diet: Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Linda
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp grapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic - chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. red curry paste
  • 1 c. sliced fresh white mushrooms - rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 5 c. beef broth
  • 1 c. green beans - cut into 1" lengths
  • 2 medium zucchini - halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2” half-circles
  • 4 wild lime leaves - optional
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch of basil - Holy basil if you can find it, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. chili-garlic sauce
  • 2 ripe tomatoes - cut into large chunks
  • Jasmine rice for serving
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Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, then add the garlic and curry paste and stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes, breaking up the large pieces of curry paste with the back of a spoon.
  • Add in the mushrooms and let brown, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add in the ground beef, then use your spoon to break up the meat into large chunks.
  • Reduce heat to medium, and add in the broth, green beans, zucchini, lime leaves, fish sauce, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Let the soup come to a boil over medium heat, then cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Turn the heat off and stir in the basil leaves and chili-garlic sauce. Serve with jasmine rice and tomato chunks.

NOTES

Store Thai Red Curry Soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator; it will stay good for up to 3-4 days. To freeze, store in a sealed container for up to 3 months.
For reheating, thaw overnight in the fridge if frozen, then warm it on the stove over medium heat until heated through. Avoid boiling vigorously, as this can affect the texture of the vegetables and meat. It's best to add fresh basil after reheating to retain its flavor and aroma.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 1051mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1437IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. I felt like a huge success after making this! Like, I finally mastered another cuisine and it tasted like it would in a restaurant!

    I really do love everything that went into this soup – it was fast, fun, I could swim in fish sauce, I just love it all. My husband and I sat down together to eat (which is RARE) this soup and the Chimichurri Steak Sandwiches and it all looked so good together and this soup was just awesome!!

    I really want to make this again, but first, I need to make all of your other recipes because I am loving every single one I have tried! Can’t wait to start searching for what to try today!

    Thanks so much for this recipe, have a great weekend! It’s pretty cold here in Missouri and I will be on the soccer fields all weekend watching my kids’ games – at least I get to come home to this soup! 🙂

    1. Awesome, Denise! I love getting that feeling 🙂 Although, it makes it hard to pay for restaurant food once you’re able to make it at home 🙂

  2. We had this for dinner tonight and it was amazing. I minced up beef stew meat, since I had it on hand and simmered it a bit longer before adding the veggies so it’d get tender.

    Thank you!

  3. I am excited to try this soup! By the way, your photos are so beautiful, it’s hard to select which one to pin on Pinterest. 😉