Country-Style Curry with Ground Beef and Green Beans

Gaeng Bah Neua Sahp

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Quick & Easy Thai

By Nancie McDermott

Published 2004

  • About

This firecracker version of vegetable-beef soup uses red curry paste, simmered in broth rather than coconut milk. The word bah means “forest,” evoking the soup’s origins, where hunters of old made curry over an open fire, without the luxurious addition of coconut milk.

Bamboo shoots, eggplant, and baby corn would make tasty additions to this hearty dish, an upcountry favorite yielding intense and fiery flavors in a flash. You could also make it with thinly sliced beef or pork, or wi