Thai beef stir-fry

Thai beef stir-fry

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(108 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


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


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 400g beef strips, or steak cut into thin strips



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

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • handful basil leaves


  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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23rd Aug, 2009
Really enjoyed this. As recommended by others I added twice the amount of oyster sauce. Also added some sugar snap peas and spring onions which were a good addition and padded it out a bit. I stirred through noodles at the end. Very tasty sauce, will make again.
22nd Aug, 2009
Mmmmm yummeeee. cooked this up tonight with sirloin and used sesame oil. added some finely sliced onion and mushrooms and stirred in some noodles rather than using rice. incredible dish. quick, easy and ever so tasty.
18th Aug, 2009
The original Thai version of this dish adds garlic, 1 Tbsp fish sauce and 2tsp sugar to the mix. Thai fish sauce is pungent stuff but it really adds a lot of strength to dishes. Always double your oyster sauce to your fish sauce. The sugar balances the whole effect, but if you're worried, add 1tsp first, taste and see if it needs more. This dish should also be fairly heavy on the basil. We haver this with minced beef and steamed rice at least once a fortnight!
15th Aug, 2009
You'll feel like a fraud when you make this as it tastes so good that you can't believe so little effort went into it! We added an onion, some garlic, a cheeky extra spoonful of the oyster sauce and used ready made noodles. Yum yum yum.
17th Jul, 2009
if you don't fancy oyster sauce, try soy sauce + white wine vinegar instead. absolutely gorgeous.
22nd Jun, 2009
Perfectly simple, so tasty! Next time I'll go after some bio beef to fully enjoy it.
13th Jun, 2009
So so sooo yummy! Has become a weekly favorite of ours! x
27th May, 2009
Brilliant quick meal - very tasty
21st May, 2009
It's really easy and quick recipe. I add oyster sauce & little more soy sauce.
26th Apr, 2009
A wonderful easy and very tasty dish. I have made this with an authentic oyster sauce which was yummy and a Sharwoods which was not, hate their bottles sauces....shameful stuff. This will be on my to do list at least once a week.


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