Monday, January 27, 2014

Chilli Beef

Original Recipe from bbcgoodfood


  1. 350g thin-cut steak, very thinly sliced into strips
  2. 3 tbsp cornflour
  3. 2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  4. 100ml vegetable oil
  5. 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  6. 2 red chilli, thinly sliced
  7. 4 spring onions, sliced, green and white parts separated
  8. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  9. 2 inch ginger, cut into matchsticks
  10. 4 tbsp rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  11. 1 tbsp soy sauce
  12. 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  13. 2 tbsp tomato ketchup


  1. Make sure to remove all water from the beef.
  2. Toss the cornflour, beef and five-spice together in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok until hot, then add the beef and fry until golden and crisp. 
  4. Scoop out the beef and drain on kitchen paper. Pour away all but 1 tbsp oil.
  5. Add the pepper, half the chilli, the white ends of the spring onions, garlic and ginger to the pan. 
  6. Stir-fry for 3 mins to soften, but don’t let the garlic and ginger burn. 
  7. Mix the vinegar, soy, chilli sauce and ketchup in a jug with 2 tbsp water, then pour over the veg. Bubble for 2 mins, then add the beef back to the pan and toss well to coat. 
  8. Scatter the remaining chilli and green parts of the spring onion on top.
  9. Serve the beef on noodles or rice.

Note: This is not very spicy. So you can add more chilli if you need.