Spicy Black Bean Beef with Thai Basil and Jasmine Rice

Thai or holy basil, which begins to appear in farmers' markets in late spring and early summer, has distinctive deep purple stems, dark green leaves and lavender blossoms. Its aniselike flavor is more perfumed and less tart than that of Italian basil and is best enjoyed raw. (If unavailable, substitute purple or Italian basil.) If you like, stir in 1-inch pieces of cooked asparagus or broccoli florets just before serving.
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Gourmetmom
Fillmore, CA
July 19, 2011
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:6 to 10 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
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Terrible, terrible, terrible!
July 19, 2011
I was so excited to see this recipe. I thought the flavors would go really well together, but it was horrible. I love sauces packed with flavor but this was so overwhelming. I even blanched some broccoli to mix in with the beef, and it still wasn't enough to help balance out the flavors. And I really didn't care for the cut of beef either. This is the first WS recipe I've tried that I will never make again.
Cons: Texture, Taste