Tender sesame beef and pepper stir-fry

Tender sesame beef and pepper stir-fry
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Takes 20 minutes to make, 8 minutes to cook, plus marinating

For this fabulous stir-fry recipe the marinade gives the beef flavour and the sesame coating keeps it succulent.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
295kcals
Fat
20g (4.9g saturated)
Protein
20g
Carbohydrates
10g (5g sugars)
Salt
1.9g
Calories
295kcals
Fat
20g (4.9g saturated)
Protein
20g
Carbohydrates
10g (5g sugars)
Salt
1.9g

Ingredients

  • 250g beef fillet or sirloin
  • 1 heaped tbsp potato flour
  • 1 large free-range egg, beaten
  • 45g sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing rice wine
  • 2 green peppers, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 100ml beef stock, hot
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour mixed with 1 tbsp cold water (optional)

For the marinade

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp Shaohsing rice wine
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

Method

  1. Cut the beef into 5mm-thick slices. Mix the marinade ingredients together in a bowl, add the beef slices, cover and chill for 20 minutes.
  2. Dip the beef slices in flour, then in egg, then cover with sesame seeds. Prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Heat a wok over a high heat. Swirl the groundnut oil in the wok, add the beef and cook for 1 minute until browned. Remove and set aside. Add the rice wine and the green pepper and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a simmer. Season with the soy sauce, sesame oil and the sugar. Stir in the cornflour paste and cook for a minute. Return the beef to the wok, stir and serve.

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