Vietnamese Beef Bowl

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Vietnamese Beef Bowl made with rice, lettuce, pickled vegetables and ground beef with Vietnamese flavors.

Vietnamese Beef Bowl made with rice, lettuce, pickled vegetables and ground beef with Vietnamese flavors.

There’s this Vietnamese noodle bowl made from pork, lettuce, picked vegetables and noodles that I love. You can find a version of it at most Vietnamese restaurants. The pork has this sweet yet peppery flavor that is amazing. I wanted to recreate that flavor at home with a little less work, hence my Vietnamese Beef Bowl.

Making rice is the simplest dish when you’ve got a rice cooker so I switched out the noodles for rice. I also think of dishes in terms of leftovers. I survive on leftovers during the day because I don’t have time to stop running around after the babe to make a meal. Rice noodles need to be made fresh. I’ve tried to use rice noodles in leftovers and it’s a mess. They are either super hard or super mushy. Either way, it’s totally gross.

Vietnamese Beef Bowl made with rice, lettuce, pickled vegetables and ground beef with Vietnamese flavors.

Instead of cuts of pork, I used lean ground beef. I simmered it in a few spices, pepper and a lot of honey. It turned out perfect. My husband loves the flavor (and the recipe) even though he’s not a big ground meat fan. He usually thinks it tastes too dry but this dish is a winner.

The most labor-intensive part of this dish is the Vietnamese Pickled Vegetables (the recipe is included in a previous post) but this can be done hours or even days in advance. They are quick pickled in the refrigerator so it’s a pretty easy recipe for pickling but you can learn more over at the post.

If you’re following a low carb or autoimmune protocol diet, you can just leave out the rice. Just add more lettuce and you’ve still got a flavorful meal.

Vietnamese Beef Bowl made with rice, lettuce, pickled vegetables and ground beef with Vietnamese flavors.

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Vietnamese Beef Bowl

Vietnamese Beef Bowl made with rice, lettuce, pickled vegetables and ground beef with Vietnamese flavors.

This Vietnamese Beef Bowl has sweet and peppery ground beef mixed in a bowl with white rice, lettuce and pickled vegetables. It’s reminiscent of the bowls that you may get at your favorite Vietnamese restaurant.

  • Author: Bon Aippetit
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 2-4
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Asian

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 2 teaspoon Ground Coriander (AIP reintroduction)
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper (AIP reintroduction)
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 2 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 1-3 Scallions, sliced
  • Vietnamese Pickled Vegetables
  • Iceberg Lettuce, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic then cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Next add the ground beef and cook for about 3 minutes or until the beef is just beginning to brown, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon.
  4. Finally add the coriander, black pepper, honey and fish sauce.
  5. Let the beef mixture continue cooking until the beef has cooked through and the sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice, garnished with sliced scallions along with chopped lettuce and Vietnamese Pickled Vegetables.

Vietnamese Beef Bowl made with rice, lettuce, pickled vegetables and ground beef with Vietnamese flavors.

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