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Crispy Chilli Beef

Crispy AND tender? Yep, this chilli beef recipe ticks all the boxes, and is lip-smackingly spicy. Serve with steamed rice and enjoy.

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Crispy Chilli Beef

PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
15 minutes
SERVES
4
Ingredients

400g (14 oz) thin strips of beef (e.g. rump, chuck or flank) 

½ cup corn flour (cornstarch) 

vegetable oil for deep frying, plus 2 extra tablespoons for stir-frying 

1 onion, sliced 

1 capsicum (bell pepper), deseeded and cut into small chunks 

1 tsp sesame seeds 

2 tbsp finely sliced spring onion (scallions) 

 

Marinade: 

1 tbsp soy sauce 

1 garlic clove, finely grated 

 

Stir-fry sauce: 

3 tbsp soy sauce 

1 tsp dark sweet soy sauce 

1/3 cup ketchup 

2 tbsp Chinese Chinkiang Black Vinegar* 

¼ tsp chilli flakes 

Steps
  • Step 1

    Combine the beef with the marinade ingredients. 

  • Step 2

    Fill a saucepan or wok to about 1/3 capacity with the vegetable oil. Heat over high heat. The oil is hot when it reaches 325°F/165°C or when a wooden spoon dipped into the oil forms small little bubbles. 

  • Step 3

    When the oil is hot, toss the beef with the corn flour. Working in batches, fry the beef in the hot oil for about 5 minutes or until the beef is crispy and golden. Drain on paper towel. 

  • Step 4

    Combine the ingredients for the stir-fry sauce. 

  • Step 5

    Place a clean wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the onion and stir-fry for a minute. Then add the capsicum and stir-fry for another minute. Now turn the heat off before adding the sauce into the pan (I like to add it off the heat to prevent the sauce from burning). Stir the sauce while the residual heat warms it up a little. Then add the beef and toss. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds. Transfer to a serving plate. Scatter over the spring onion and serve immediately. 

  • Notes
    Notes:

    – Chinese Chinkiang Black Vinegar can be found online or from an Asian grocery store. If unavailable, substitute with half balsamic and half white vinegar. 

    – More chilli beef chuck recipes here!

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Claudia
November 3, 2023

Amazing,

This was SO good. Easy to make and just the right mix of sweet, spice and textures. My husband had seconds and would have has thirds if there had been more! His best compliment is – don’t lose this recipe!

Sue
March 7, 2023

Just amazing we loved it

Just amazing we loved it

Steve
January 12, 2023

Crispy Beef Heaven

Have tried this many times at restaurants. Now time to make it. Not disappointed at all…the recipe so easy to follow, the results….well, just simply yummmm!! Thanks Marion.

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