Stir-fried beef with oyster sauce

Stir-fried beef with oyster sauce

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins plus marinating

Easy

Serves 4
Marinate slices of lean beef steak then pan-fry with chunks of red pepper and a savoury sauce in this classic Chinese dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal286
  • fat17g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein25g
  • salt2g
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Ingredients

  • 450g lean beef steak
    Steak

    Steak

    Stayk

    Steak is essentially a boneless thick or thin slice of red meat, cut across the grain of a large…

  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry Sherry
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 3 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunky dice
  • 1 green pepper, cut into chunky dice
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 spring onions, finely shredded, to garnish
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

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

Method

  1. Cut the beef into slices 5cm long and 5mm thick, cutting against the grain of the meat. Put them in a bowl. Mix in the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine or Sherry and cornflour. Leave to marinate for 20 mins.

  2. Heat a wok until it is very hot, then add the groundnut oil. When it is slightly smoking, add the beef slices and stir-fry for 5 mins or until lightly browned. Remove the meat from the wok and drain well in a colander set inside a bowl. Discard the drained oil.

  3. Wipe the wok clean and reheat it over a high heat. Add the peppers, and cook for 3-4 mins or until softened. Add the oyster sauce and bring it to a simmer. Return the drained beef slices to the wok and toss them thoroughly with the oyster sauce. Turn the mixture on to a serving platter, top with the spring onions and serve immediately.

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Jchisley
15th Apr, 2017
0.05
Totally tasteless - it needs garlic ginger and chillies - also how can the peppers be cooked in a totally dry pan ? They need oil or water at least- a waste of the fillet steak I bought
cateb90
18th Apr, 2016
5.05
Really good recipe - the only thing I did was make my own oyster sauce (to avoid purchasing an expensive bottle of the stuff, and also the preservatives and msg): to make your own, you just need 1-2 tsp caster sugar, 8 tsp. light soy sauce, and 4-5 tsp of the liquid from a tin of oysters. Not convenient though, unless you're already planning on oysters! Super recipe though, will make again!
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Pee
11th Jul, 2015
I thought this had gone wrong a bit as the beef stuck to the wok (time for a new one) but the end result was delicious. Served with noodles.
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deejayellie
7th Jul, 2015
5.05
Excellent recipe - quick, easy and tasty. A winner...
dan-dans_mama
27th May, 2015
5.05
Great recipe - make sure you use a mix of green and red peppers as it is too sweet if you just use the red. I've also added 1/2 an onion and some water chestnuts - delicious!
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