Chilli jam beef noodles

Thai basil, also known as horapa, has a slight licorice or aniseed taste. It goes perfectly with this spicy beef noodle dish.

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Chilli jam beef noodles
  • 250 gram (8 ounces) dried rice stick noodles
  • 625 gram (1¼ pounds) beef eye fillet, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoon thai chilli jam
  • 1 medium red capsicum (bell pepper) (200g), sliced thinly
  • 155 gram (5 ounces) sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh thai basil leaves


Chilli jam beef noodles
  • 1
    Place noodles in a large heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water; stand until tender, drain.
  • 2
    Combine beef and half the chilli jam in a medium bowl. Stir-fry beef, in batches, in an oiled wok over high heat until browned; remove from wok.
  • 3
    Add capsicum to wok; stir-fry for 1 minute or until tender. Return beef to wok with noodles, peas, the water and remaining chilli jam; stir-fry until hot. Season to taste; serve sprinkled with Thai basil.


Use sweet basil if Thai basil is unavailable. Thai chilli jam is a combination of garlic, shallots, chilli, tomato paste, fish sauce, galangal, spices and shrimp paste. It is sold under various names, and can be found in the Asian food section of most supermarkets.

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