Stir Fried Beef

Stir Fried Beef


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Mushrooms supply selenium and potassium that help reduce the risk of stroke. Try them in this delicious stir fry!

Lynn Lewis

Serves: 4 

  • 3 tablespoons salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 500g beef round steak, cut across the grain into 3mm-thick strips
  • 1 small head broccoli (about 200g), cut into 10cm-long florets
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (150g) sliced shiitake mushroom caps
  • 1 medium red capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 150g snow peas, stems and strings removed
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced diagonally
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1/3 cup (85ml) salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour

Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:13min  ›  Ready in:53min 

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon soy sauce and all the brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add beef; toss to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes. Steam broccoli until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Cool under cold running water. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Add meat. Stir-fry just until pink, 2 minutes. Remove from pan.
  3. Add mushrooms, capsicum, snow peas, spring onion, garlic, ginger and chilli flakes to pan. Stir-fry until snow peas are crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Combine the stock, remaining soy sauce, the vinegar and cornflour in a small bowl until smooth. Add to pan. Bring to the boil (mixture will be thick). Add broccoli. Cook just until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  5. Drain beef. Add to pan. Heat through, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately.

fresh ideas

A beef stir-fry is an adaptable dish that is easily varied to make use of seasonal vegetables and a range of seasonings. Try a combination of sugar-snap peas, asparagus spears and radishes with onions and lemon zest. Go for a mix of red, yellow and green capsicums with fresh basil and garlic. Green or butter beans, baby corn and zucchini with spring onions and dill taste good, too.

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Reviews (5)


this is super delicious! Added extra chilli powder to it to give it a kick! Will follow this recipe from now on. - 01 Aug 2012


Amazing. I didn't know a stir fry could be so tasty! A+++ - 28 Sep 2009


This recipe is great simple yet great stirfry flavours. Thanks for sharing this! - 19 Aug 2015

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