Leftover crispy shredded beef recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15mins to prepare and 20mins to cook
  • 400 calories / serving
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Using ready cooked beef and noodles plus Chinese favourites, such as soy sauce, ginger and spring onions, this super speedy one-pan supper is great for throwing together after work. This recipe is a mouthwatering leftovers idea from our traditonal roast beef fillet dish. 

The leftover meat needs to be thoroughly reheated until piping hot and should never be re-heated more than once.

Mix together the egg, cornflour, five spice powder and 2 pinches of salt in a medium bowl. Add the beef and turn to coat thoroughly.

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a wok or large non-stick frying pan. Fry the beef in a few batches for 3 minutes per batch. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.

Once all the beef is cooked, add the carrot and pepper to the wok and stir fry for 3 minutes. Then add the ginger, spring onions and red chilli. Cook for a further minute, add the soy sauce mixture and simmer for a minute. Now add the beef and noodles, stir until heated right through. Serve immediately.

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Please note that 200g (7oz) of beef is not included in the shop ingredients list as this is a leftover, so you will need to enter the product in your shopping basket if making this recipe from scratch.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2tbsp cornflour
  • 2tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 200g (7oz) leftover roast beef fillet, sliced
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • 3tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2tbsp soy sauce
  • 100ml (3 1/2oz) vegetable oil
  • 1 carrot, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 15g (1/2oz) fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, diced
  • 1 red chilli
  • 150g (5oz) straight to wok medium noodles
  • Energy 1680kj 400kcal 20%
  • Fat 13g 19%
  • Saturates 4g 20%
  • Sugars 13g 14%
  • Salt 1.3g 22%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 53.6g Protein 21.2g Fibre 4g


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