Crispy chilli beef

Ditch the takeaway and whip up this Chinese flash-fried steak with a sweet gingery sauce and red peppers

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  • Prep
    25 mins
  • Cook
    15 mins
  • Serve in
    40 mins


  •   350g thin-cut minute steak, very thinly sliced into strips
  •   3 tbsp cornflour
  •   2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  •   100ml vegetable oil
  •   1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  •   1 red chilli, thinly sliced
  •   4 spring onion Spring onion sp-ring un-yun Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested… , sliced, green and white parts separated
  •   2 garlic clove, crushed
  •   thumb-sized piece ginger Ginger jin-jer Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It… , cut into matchsticks
  •   4 tbsp rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  •   1 tbsp soy sauce Soy sauce soy sor-s An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…
  •   2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  •   2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  •   cooked noodles, to serve (optional)
  •   prawn Prawn praw-n There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the… crackers, to serve (optional)


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