RECIPE: Crispy Chilli Beef

Spice up your lunch time with this recipe
ByJasmine BandaliMonday , 06 October 2014
RECIPE: Crispy Chilli Beef
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As good as your local Chinese takeaway!


500g minute steak, sliced into thin strips

4 tbsp cornflour

2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder

100ml vegetable oil

1 green capsicum,
thinly sliced

2 red chillies, thinly sliced

6 spring onions, sliced into thin strips

1 tbsp garlic purée

1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, cut into matchsticks

4 tbsp Japanese rice vinegar

1 ½ tbsp soy sauce

3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

3 tbsp tomato ketchup


1 Place the beef in a bowl and toss together with the cornflour and five-spice. 

2 Heat a good amount of oil in a wok or large frying pan until hot, then add the beef and fry until golden and crisp. 

3 Drain the beef on paper towels.

4 Take 1 tbsp of the oil you just used and place in a separate pan. 

5 Add the capsicum, half the chillies, half of the spring onions, garlic and ginger to the pan. 

6 Stir-fry for 3 minutes until the vegetables have softened, taking care that the ginger and garlic don’t burn.

7 Mix the vinegar, soy sauce, chilli sauce and ketchup in a small bowl with 2 tbsp water, then pour over the vegetables. 

8 Allow to come to a bubble for 2 minutes.

9 Add the beef to the pan and toss well to coat. 

10 Garnish with the remainder of the spring onions and serve with rice or noodles.

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