Saucy beef stir fry

Beef stir-fry

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins


Serves 3

Our quick and easy beef stir-fry can be whipped up in one pan using just a handful of ingredients. This takeaway classic is perfect for a family midweek meal. 

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (for 3)

  • kcal433
  • fat28g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein38g
  • salt3.14g


  • 500g stir fry beef strips



    The classic choice of meat for a British Sunday roast. Beef is full of flavour, as…

  • 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



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

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

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

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Janette Graham
20th May, 2019
Not what I'd want in a stir fry sauce. Worcestershire sauce doesn't go at all and too vinegar.
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Peter Haverkamp
21st Apr, 2019
Equal parts balsamic , soy & worcestershire equals waaaaaaaay too much vinegar. Terrible ratio. Had to add massive amounts of brown sugar to try to balance it out, but was still horrible. This recipe might actually make a good marinade for the meat, because the meat came out very tender, but I would not recommend using it as the main stir fry sauce. Drain the marinade and use this as a stir fry sauce
9th Aug, 2018
Yummy! I enjoyed this a lot. I made it with some zucchini fried in olive oil with salt, pepper and garlic powder. At first I thought I'd like it better with a thicker sauce but it's actually really good on its own. I served it with pre-soaked brown rice.
The Mumster
4th Jan, 2018
Cooked this tonight. Used thin sliced filet of beef. Added thin sliced carrot, broccoli, bok choy, chestnut mushrooms and a quatre tea spoon of red chilli, Didn't use roasted antipasto veg. Big hit with all the family, been asked to make it again tomorrow night with chicken. If you like a lot more sauce perhaps double up on the liquids.
23rd Dec, 2014
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.
16th Jun, 2014
Not nice at all, won't make it again-far too salty and not great taste overall.
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2nd Mar, 2014
What a dull, boring stir-fry. Easy to do, but extremely dull and flavorless.
20th Mar, 2013
Really wasn't keen in this recipe. A very English tasting stir fry.
27th Feb, 2013
A really easy and tasty recipe. Love it!
5th Feb, 2013
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.


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