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Crispy chilli beef recipe

Crispy chilli beef recipe

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Get your chopsticks ready and rustle up this speedy stir-fry. Loaded with crispy beef and kale, it's perfect for a quick midweek meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 534 calories / serving


  • 240g long grain rice
  • 100ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1½ tsp Chinese five spice
  • 340g pack beef medallion steaks, cut into ¼cm thick strips
  • 1½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 red chilli, halved, seeded and sliced
  • 20g ginger, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, finely sliced
  • 206g pack curly kale
White rice can always be swapped for brown (check cooking instructions for timings)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    21g 30%
  • Saturates

    4g 20%
  • Sugars

    5g 6%
  • Salt

    1.2g 21%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 63.1g Protein 26.8g Fibre 1.2g


  1. Cook the rice following the pack instructions, then set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok until almost smoking. Meanwhile, combine the cornflour, Chinese five spice and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Toss the strips of beef in the cornflour mixture to coat.
  3. In a bowl, mix the soy, lime juice and chilli sauce, then set aside.
  4. Cook the beef in the wok in two batches, each for 2-3 mins, until golden and crispy. Transfer to kitchen paper to drain and discard the oil. Once finished, discard any vegetable oil left in the wok.
  5. Heat the sesame oil in the wok over a medium-high heat, then add the chilli, ginger and garlic. Cook for 30 secs, then add the pepper and cook for 2 mins, stirring often. Add the kale and cook for a further 2-3 mins, stirring often, until it has wilted.
  6. Return the beef and the soy mixture to the wok. Cook for 2-3 mins, then serve with the rice.

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