Spicy Thai Ground Beef Salad

Aromatic Thai seasonings in the oil and vinegar dressing blend deliciously with ground beef and fresh salad greens.

Spicy Thai Ground Beef Salad
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Cook 7 mins


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chile paste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dark Asian sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch sticks
  • 1 sweet red pepper, seeded, in 1-inch sticks
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 2 10 ounce bags European-blend salad

Make It

1. For dressing, whisk vegetable oil, vinegar, fish sauce, chile paste if using, sesame oil, sugar, ginger and 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt in small bowl. Stir in cilantro.

2. Working in batches if necessary, cook meat in large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5 minutes. Drain off liquid. Season with remaining garlic salt.

3. Add carrots and red pepper to skillet; cook 2 minutes.

4. Stir half of dressing and the scallions into meat mixture. Remove from heat.

5. To serve, toss salad greens with remaining half of dressing in serving bowl. Spoon meat mixture over top.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 515, Fat, total (g): 39, chol. (mg): 103, sat. fat (g): 11, carb. (g): 9, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 31, sodium (mg): 551, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.