Thai Fusion Recipe
Who doesn't love eating Thai food? Full of flavor, spice and bit exotic too! It's definitely more exciting than eating plain boring rissoles! Authentic Thai flavours like garlic, ginger, chili, basil and cilantro mixed with beef then baked in the oven. It's my Thai fusion rissole recipe!
What's a Rissole?
If you think it looks like a meat patty, or a meatball of sorts, you are correct. There are different variations of basically the same thing. In Australia, they sell rissoles in every supermarket. I'd never heard of them before I moved here. Australian rissoles tend to be big and thick, but I prefer to make them smaller, more like thick patties. Does that still make it a rissole? I'm gonna say yes!
How to Make Beef Rissoles
You can make this recipe with any mince meat you like. I always default to beef, and Thai Beef always sounds great together. The Thai flavours in here are so vibrant and delicious. The tasty garlic and ginger with the Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce give a great authentic Thai flavour.
Be careful not to use too much bean vermicelli, otherwise it will fall apart (I got excited and added a bit too much). You can eat this as your dinner meal with a side salad, or even pack them for lunch inside a wrap with salad and tomatoes.
Are Thai Beef Rissoles Healthy?
I've tried to make this as healthy as I can! I packed it with vegetables like carrot, red pepper, plus ginger and garlic. Many rissole recipes are fried in oil, but this one is baked in the oven. No added oil required! The only thing holding back the healthy label is the Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce because of it's sugar content. However, don't skip this, it adds so much flavor!
Don't settle for a plain rissole or meat patty, but try these flavor packed Thai Beef Rissoles with a sweet chili kick. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 1 lb /500g lean ground beef
- 2 cloves garlic
- small knob of ginger chopped finely
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 grated carrot
- ½ small red capsicum finely diced
- 50 g bean vermicelli noodles (about 1 ½ oz)
- 1 bunch cilantro chopped
- 1 small bunch Thai basil chopped
- 1 lime zested and squeezed for juice
- 1 egg
- 1 red chilli pepper deseeded and sliced
- 1 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 tablespoons light soy sauce
- ¼ cup Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce for mix
- Thai sweet chilli sauce for basting
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok. Fry the onion, chillies, garlic and ginger until translucent and lightly cooked.
- Add the grated carrot and red capsicum and quickly fry together for about 3-4 minutes until they soften. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool.
- In a bowl, prepare bean vermicelli in hot water according to instructions. Snip with scissors into pieces. Drain and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F
- In a bowl, mix together ground beef, fried onion mixture, egg, lime juice and zest, cilantro, basil, fish sauce, soy sauce, Thai sweet chilli sauce and bean vermicelli.
- Grab a small handful, and roll into small balls. You should get at least 8 large rissoles, or more small rissoles from this recipe.
- Flatten the rissole ball and place on baking paper on a baking tray. Cover with foil and place into the oven for 50 minutes. Baste and serve with sweet chilli sauce.