Crispy Chilli Beef Recipe

Beef stir-fry

  • serves 2
  • Easy

No need to order from your local Chinese takeaway when you can rustle up this flavorsome crispy chilli beef stir-fry in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is not only quick and easy to make, it's also low in calories, too



  • tenderstem® 150g, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • cornflour 2 tbsp
  • Chinese five-spice 2 tsp
  • thin-cut sirloin 2 steaks, fat trimmed and cut into strips
  • groundnut oil or sunflower oil
  • ginger a chunk, grated
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • dried chilli flakes 1/2 tsp
  • soy sauce 2 tbsp, mixed with 2 tsp brown sugar
  • brown sugar 2 tsp
  • rice vinegar 2 tsp


  • Step 1

    Drop the Tenderstem® into boiling water, cook for 1 minute then drain. Mix the cornflour and five-spice and toss with the steak just before you’re ready to fry.

  • Step 2

    Heat a shallow pool of oil to hot in a wok or heavy frying pan. Add the steak and fry until crisp and dark golden. Scoop out of the pan then drain the oil, leaving about 1 tbsp behind.

  • Step 3

    Add the ginger, garlic and chilli flakes and cook for a minute, then tip in the Tenderstem® and toss for a minute until heated through.

  • Step 4

    Add back the beef with the soy and rice vinegar and toss until everything is coated. Serve with rice.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 441
  • Fat 18.2g
  • Saturates 5.7g
  • Carbs 22.7g
  • Sugars 7.5g
  • Fibre 2.6g
  • Protein 45.2g
  • Salt 2.5g