Thai beef stir-fry

Thai beef stir-fry

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A no fuss shopping list and super-quick to prepare, the perfect after work meal

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
178
protein
22g
carbs
1g
fat
10g
saturates
2g
fibre
0g
sugar
1g
salt
0.55g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 400g beef strips, or steak cut into thin strips
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • handful basil leaves

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Method

Heat a wok or large frying pan until smoking hot. Pour in the oil and swirl around the pan, then tip in the beef strips and chilli. Cook, stirring all the time, until the meat is lightly browned, about 3 mins, then pour over the oyster sauce. Cook until heated through and the sauce coats the meat. stir in the basil leaves and serve with plain rice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2007

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vixsg10's picture

Is this dish 178kcal including the rice per person?

emmaowens1990's picture
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This dish is very tasty no doubt and very quick and easy to make but I found it all rather one dimensional, maybes the addition of some mushroom, a few cashews and some spring onions and peppers would make it a bit more interesting, all in all though a nice tasting quick dinner.

pmercier's picture
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good recipe. very easy. i added mange tout & peppers for colour.

amchoor's picture
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Simple and easy but a bit bland. I would suggest more sauce, some garlic and some peppers, sliced.

macskitchen's picture
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I cheated due to lack of time and did 2 microwavable special fried rice with this. I used 3 tbsp of oyster sauce (didn't tell family, cos they're suspicious!) and 1 tbspl of soy sauce. It was met with wholehearted approval, but I'll go 4 tbspl oyster next time. Will defo do again!!!

pookie79's picture
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So simple and quick yet such a tasty meal. I added a few halved mangetout as I needed to use them up and they added a nice splash of colour to the dish. My rather fussy husband thought it was delicious, especially served with noodles. I will definitely make this again!!

danielaj's picture
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I made this with egg fried rice (rice cooked in veg stock, garlic, prawns and peas) and added green beans to the beef as suggested by others. I however added a few gluts of oyster oil and then added some water to make a thin sauce. This worked well as the sauce went into the rice stopping it from being too dry. My fussy 'where's the sauce' boyfriend liked this

njwilson121's picture
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Simple, easy and delicious!! I often use with beef stir fry strips and it's just as good. Recommended!

njwilson121's picture
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Simple, easy and delicious!! I often use with beef stir fry strips and it's just as good. Recommended!

glenyst's picture
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Quick & tasty for very little effort, but you definitely need to add some vegetables if you want your 5 a day, and it won't serve 4 if you don't. I added an onion and some green pepper to the dish itself, and served with mangetout on the side. Will probably do it again.

sha16_charmed's picture
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This recipe is to die for. So easy to prepare.

cjanew35's picture
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This was delicious! I added baby aubergine and and steamed green beans and used a little more oyster sauce as it was a little dry. Wonderfully quick to make and will definitely become a regular in our house!

lynnpop's picture
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Made this tonight. This recipe in my opinion is for two people, not 4. Used 4 tbsp oyster sauce and a squirt of sweet chilli sauce. Used a microwave pouch of plain rice for two.
Absolutely delicious meal!

sadiebaillis's picture
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So quick and easy, went down well with my fussy husband. The basil really sets it off but would have liked a bit more flavor so will probably add some soya sauce and bit of veg like sugar snap peas next time but overall loved it.

ginahill's picture
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This is a regular for me - simple and really tastey. I often use Quorn 'fake' beef strips to make it even more healthy.

lisa159's picture

Quick and simple to make. Tasty.

louiseabrantes's picture
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A nice tasty-enough dish, however lacking something to take it to that next level. A bit more sauce maybe... No way this would serve 4 people, maybe stretch to 3. I served it with pak choi, cooked in the juices leftover in the pan once the beef had been plated.

numberonegoat's picture
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Definitely needs more sauce and if you add more oyster sauce & some soy sauce, if it's too salty for you, just add a small sprinkle of sugar!

vix1112's picture

This was fab... I used extra oyster sauce which made it a little juicier and i mixed in some stir fried veg at the end... Very nice... Would make it again!!!

jheidar's picture

Great simple recipe that's been added to our favorites :o)

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