Chilli beef and bean stir-fry recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 282 calories / serving
  • Healthy
Add this recipe to your binder.

Rustle up this sizzling stir-fry with beef and black beans for a great Chinese takeaway-inspired dinner. It's packed with fiery chilli and garlic and is so easy to make. What's more, it's dairy-free!

  1. Put the chilli-garlic sauce, chopped onion, garlic and tomato purée in a food processor with 200ml water and blitz to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the mince and sliced onion for 5-8 mins until the mince is browned. You may and it easier to do this in batches.
  3. Stir in the chilli paste. Simmer over a low heat, stirring, for 10-15 mins until the mince is cooked through. Meanwhile, boil the green beans for 2-3 mins. Drain and set aside.
  4. Add the black bean sauce and black beans to the beef, increase the heat to high and fry for another 5 mins until the sauce is reduced and glazes the beef and beans. Stir in the green beans and water chestnuts and cook for 1-2 mins more to heat through.

See more Chinese recipes

For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home.

  • Ingredients

  • 50g Lee Kum Kee chilli-garlic sauce
  • 2 onions, 1 roughly chopped, 1 thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 750g pack lean beef mince
  • 220g green beans, trimmed
  • 120g sachet black bean stir-fry sauce
  • 400g black beans in water, drained
  • 225g tin water chestnuts, drained
  • Energy 1185kj 282kcal 14%
  • Fat 8g 12%
  • Saturates 3g 15%
  • Sugars 8g 9%
  • Salt 1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 17.9g Protein 31.5g Fibre 5.9g


You may also like

Text the ingredients

Please enter a valid UK or Ireland mobile phone number

Terms of Use. We will send you a text containing the list of ingredients for this recipe and a link to access the method. This will not cost you anything. If a message is undelivered we will only attempt to resend for up to 24 hours. This service involves no registration or subscription.