Thai beef stir-fry

Thai beef stir-fry

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(72 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A no fuss shopping list and super-quick to prepare, the perfect after work meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal178
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein22g
  • salt0.55g
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Ingredients

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

Method

  1. 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.

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Memetimms
17th Oct, 2016
5.05
Lovely yet simple. Added mushrooms spring onion, baby corn and mange tout. Beautiful.
chloebo98
18th May, 2016
3.8
This was lush! I cooked this for me and my mum, I added alot more sauce after reading comments that it was dry and I added quite alot of basil by cutting it up finely and putting it in with the sauce and it wasn't dry at all this way. Me and my mum found the chilli a bit much (we might just be wimps) so next time I'll leave out the chilli. But for such little ingredients it was absolutely delicious!
NatalieBraunton
22nd Feb, 2016
Lovely and quick recipe. I read the comments below before cooking and added baby corn, mushrooms, spring onions and cashew nuts to the dish. Will be making this again for sure
andriaph
6th Feb, 2016
5.05
A favourite in our house. I added onion and garlic too, was very tasty. However, I'd say the recipe is for 2 not 4, unless we're really big eaters :) Very yummy and soooooo fast its unbelievable
jule955
20th Mar, 2015
Delicious and so, so quick! It literally took 5 minutes. I'll try adding a few veg next time.
Inka79
9th Jul, 2014
Amazing recipe!!! Very quick, easy and tasty. I'm not a big fan of beef but this is great! I didn't have basil so added flaked almond and I love it!
patjcoutts
4th Jul, 2014
Really tasty. I added spring onions, red pepper and mange tout and it just gave it that little bit extra.
charliefiddian
2nd Jul, 2014
This is a really great recipe. Added lots of spinach and some red peppers and soy sauce. Kept with lots of basil. Tastes very good for so little effort!
KED
29th May, 2014
Really great really quick recipe! use a small chilli for more heat. I decided to augment the recipe with 2 teaspoons of sugar and one of rice wine, I also served it with some spinach! lovely! buy make sure you buy good quality beef mine started to stew with he amount of water which came out of it! it also ended up being dramatically less than the amount needed for the recipe.
Richard_Healy
13th Apr, 2014
Very tasty and easy to do. Without reading any of the other comments here, I made the decision to augment the recipe by adding in 1 birdseye chilli (with seeds), a handful of sping onions chopped, and for the sauce, to the recommended level of oyster, I added several healthy shakes of dark soy, and a lesser amount of Mirin for sweetness. Very nice - the heat was sharp and lingering but bearable, stayed on the lips but if the calories count is to be believed not on the hips!

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