Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Stir Fried Beef With Brocolli and Bell Peppers

Stir fries are easy  to make, it takes just a few minutes to prepare ,although  you have to be all prepped and ready before starting to cook. But you need just one pot for all the cooking which means less washing up. I made this  easy stir fry last week for dinner. The boys loved it and the beef turned up nice and tender.
Sorry for not posting much recipes these days been very busy with school activities  as the school year is coming to end soon.

Recipe : Stir fried beef with brocolli and bell peppers inspired by stir fried duck with brocolli from Hamlyn 200 Thai favourites cookbook.

about 250g-300g  beef tenderloin
1 fat clove garlic, grated or minced
2 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp  ground black pepper
1/2 red bell pepper cut into strips
1 small head brocolli , cut into florets and blanched
1 small onion sliced
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped1" ginger cut into strips
1 red or green chilli sliced (optional)
1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)

Sauce :
2 tbsp  oyster sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sweet dark soy sauce ( kecap manis)
1 tsp corn flour
few drops  sesame oil
2-3 tbsp water
ground black pepper and salt to taste
Oil for  stir frying

Prepare the beef by removing all the fat and sinews. cut into thin strips and place in a glass  bowl or zip lock bag.  Marinate in 2 tsp light soy , 1/2 tsp black pepper  and grated garlic for at least 1  hour or over night.

Prepare the vegetables and get everything ready before you start stirfrying. You can use frozen brocolli (thawed) if you dont have fresh brocolli or are pressed for time.

Mix the sauce ingrediants in a bowl or bottle and set aside.

Take the beef out from the refrigerator  10 minutes  before cooking time.

Heat a  large frying pan or wok till hot!. Add oil about 3 tablespoons. Fry the beef strips in batches each batch for 1-2 minutes .  Remove to a plate and set side.

Add a little bit more oil ( a few tablespoons) and stir fry ginger ,garlic  and onions till fragrant.  Stir in bell pepper and brocolli and stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Return the beef strips along with any juices on the plate back into the pan , along with the sliced chillies if using ,and stir fry 1 minute.  Add a tiny pinch salt.

Stir in the  sauce  and let it cook for 1-2 minutes giving a stir now and then till the sauce thickens. Taste the sauce add  salt and pepper if needed.

If using sesame seeds, take a dry frying pan add the sesame seeds and  heat the pan over a medium heat . Shake the pan now and then till the sesame seeds turn a light golden colour and you get nice nutty aroma ( becareful as these tend to burn easily).  Add the toasted sesame seeds to the finished stir fry and toss. Serve with plain cooked rice and Enjoy!!


  1. looks great and your right about the prep

  2. This is my kind of dish...delicious with rice...
    Have a great weekend Nammi :D


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