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Crispy Chilli Beef

Crispy Chilli Beef


Why buy a take a way when you can knock this classic Chinese dish out so easily.

Serve with rice or noodles and you wont go far wrong !


  • Ingredients List

    • 400g thin-cut steak, sliced into very thin strips
    • 3 tbsp cornflour
    • 2 tsp Spicy Joes Chinese five-spice powder
    • 100ml vegetable oil
    • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
    • 1 red chilli, thinly sliced
    • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • Thumb Sized piece of Ginger, thinly sliced into strips
    • 4 tbsp rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
    • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
    • Cooked Rice or noodles to serve
  • Cooking Instructions

    • Put 400g thinly cut steak strips in a bowl and toss in 3 tbsp cornflour and 2 tsp Spicy Joes Chinese five-spice powder.

    • Heat 100ml vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan until hot, then add the beef and fry until golden and crisp.

    • Scoop out the beef and drain on kitchen paper. Pour away all but 1 tbsp oil.

    • Add 1 thinly sliced red pepper, ½ thinly sliced red chilli, sliced white ends of 4 spring onions, 2 crushed garlic cloves and thumb-sized piece ginger, cut into matchsticks, to the pan. Stir-fry for 3 mins to soften, but don’t let the garlic and ginger burn.

    • Mix the 4 tbsp rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce and 2 tbsp tomato ketchup in a jug with 2 tbsp water, then pour over the veg.

    • Cook for 2 mins, then add the beef back to the pan and toss well to coat.

    • Serve the beef with cooked rice or noodles.

    • Enjoy with a cold beer or glass of wine.

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