Quick stir-fried beef in oyster sauce

Quick stir-fried beef in oyster sauce
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Ready in 25 minutes

An Asian-inspired stir-fry recipe that’s sure to become a weeknight favourite for those in a hurry.


  • 225g lean beef steak (sirloin or rump), cut into strips
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil, plus few tbsp for the noodles
  • 2 tsp dry sherry
  • 1 tsp cornflour,
  • 1 red pepper
  • Small bunch of spring onions
  • 150g medium or thin dried egg noodles
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce


  1. Put the beef in a bowl with the soy sauce, sesame oil, sherry and cornflour, mix well and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, deseed the pepper, cut into thin strips and set aside. Finely shred the spring onions and set aside.
  3. Cook the noodles in boiling water according to packet instructions. Drain, refresh and toss with the extra sesame oil.
  4. Heat a wok until very hot and stir-fry the beef for 5 minutes until seared all over. Tip into a sieve to drain away the oil and set aside. Put the wok back onto the heat, add the pepper and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Remove and set aside. Add the oyster sauce to the wok and bring to a simmer, then add the beef and noodles and toss together. Add the pepper and onions, toss through and serve.


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