Saucy beef stir fry

Saucy beef stir fry

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins


Serves 3
Perfect for a quick and easy midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (for 3)

  • kcal433
  • fat28g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein38g
  • salt3.14g
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  • 500g stir fry beef strips



    The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • small bunch spring onions, sliced on the diagonal
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 200g roasted antipasto peppers in oil or vinegar, drained and sliced



    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • boiled rice, to serve



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…


  1. Marinate the beef: Put the beef in a medium non-metallic bowl and cover with the vinegar, soy and Worcestershire sauce. Leave to marinate for 20 minutes, or if you have the time, overnight.

  2. Stir fry: Heat a small dry wok until it’s very hot. Tip in the beef, marinade and spring onions, stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the roasted peppers, then stir fry for a further 2 minutes. Divide the stir fry between shallow bowls and serve with some boiled rice.

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Comments (30)

horseyh's picture

Cooked this a few times now as it's a quick, easy mid week dinner. Added some crushed garlic and ginger to get some extra taste and left to marinate for hours rather than minutes, which worked well. Also used fresh peppers as a substitute to antipasto peppers.

philippalakebaker's picture

Not nice at all, won't make it again-far too salty and not great taste overall.

wickywills's picture

What a dull, boring stir-fry. Easy to do, but extremely dull and flavorless.

catherinegradel's picture

Really wasn't keen in this recipe. A very English tasting stir fry.

liz_southern's picture

A really easy and tasty recipe. Love it!

lieann's picture

Great basis for a very quick meal and even kids enjoyed. Used low salt soy and fresh peppers as well as rump steak which is still tender if cooked fast.

johnjar's picture

Sorry to go against the consensus opinion, but this was hugely disappointing. As some others did, I added a chopped chilli pepper (that improved it) and served it with a sprinkling of cashew nuts, but none of the family liked the main stir-fry.

The beef strips (bought as pre-prepared strips from Tescos) was tough, and felt like they needed another 20 - 30 minutes' cooking. OK, that wasn't the fault of the recipe, but the sauce was rather tasteless, rather too salty, and with balsamic vinegar it almost tasted sour.

I made a double-batch to have again later in the week but it's all gone in the bin...and that never happens, no matter how disappointing a meal is.

chuckyeggfam's picture

Really easy and really nice. We have this for dinner most weeks because it is so easy to do!

blackbird17's picture

Great easy sauce for a simple stir fry. I use fresh red peppers and add other veg for texture. Great basic regipe and one I cook often

lor1982's picture

A really tasty recipe but I always do more of the marinade as I like it quite saucy.

natnee's picture

This is so tasty and we have it probably on a weekly basis. I add some crushed garlic and fresh ginger to the marinade. I then just add whatever veg I might have in eg peppers, sugar snaps, baby corn, brocolli etc. I stirfry the veg, then take the strips out the marinade and cook, then finally add the rest of the marinade. Served with noodles - yum!

lauren_ricci's picture

I added garlic, chilli, broccoli and mushrooms and used half the beef. I think without additions it would of been bland. For a quick, easy supper this is ideal but must admit I prefer traditional Chinese flavours over the Worcestershire sauce!

woodenrat's picture

Nice, doubled up the marinade quantities for plenty of sauce!

ruby1sky's picture

I agree it's wise to add some chilli to give it a kick and double the marinade. It would be slightly bland otherwise.

lisaconquest's picture

Quick & easy, although I added some chilli's to pep it up a bit!

ruthie5's picture

Amazing, I made this but added some chilli, honey and nuts and served with noodles. I left to marinade overnight the beef was really tasty.

louiseabrantes's picture

Delish! Didn't have any peppers or spring onions so used red onion instead and served with egg fried rice (rice contained onion, garlic, carrot and mixed herbs, left over from a previous dinner) and broccoli with e.v. olive oil, salt and black pepper. Can't wait to make it again! So quick and tasty!

lor1982's picture

Delicious, I also double the marinade as somebody else mentioned.

8kevinh's picture

this is lovely,,very easy and quick,, i didn't put the peppers in but used pak choi and mushrooms and added garlic to the marinade! I also used quorn beef pieces after marinating them in the sauce for a few hours,, definately recommend.

kitty91's picture

This was yummy. But I marinaded for longer with more marinade and added onions to it. I also added chilli to give it an extra kick.


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