Chinese Crispy Chilli Beef - The all-time favourite and delicious dish! - Start Cooking!
Course Main Course
Keyword Asian, Asian Cuisine, chilli, Chinese, classic, cooking at home is fun, Crispy, Peppercorns, Sichuan
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author cooking at home is fun
500grump steaksliced thinly
1tbspspring onionsgreen part, chopped
1red chillisliced thinly
1tbsplight soy sauce
150mlfresh orange juice
1tbspfresh lemon juice
3tbspABC Hot Sauce
This recipe starts with the sauce. Because the beef cooks very quickly, you will prepare the sauce ahead of the beef.
Using a small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients and bring to boil, then turn down to simmer and allow to thicken. Once it's starting to get thick, remove it from the heat and set aside.
Moving on to the beef, firstly make sure the beef is dry. If not, pat dry the beef with a paper towel to remove any moisture.
Combine cornflour, five-spice, and salt in a freezer bag. Add the beef strips, seal the bag and gently massage the meat around in the bag to thoroughly coat all surfaces. You can use a tray or bowl if you prefer, but this way leaves less to clean up.
Heat oil to high heat in a frying pan or wok, add the beef in batches and fry until it’s crispy and golden. Discard the used oil, there will be specs of cornflour in there which we don't want in the dish.
The sauce should now be reduced and thick. Pour the sauce over the cooked beef and toss through until it’s completely coated. That’s all there is to it!
Garnish with sesame seeds, spring onion, and more chilli, it is chilli beef after all!
Serve with steamed or fried rice and a serve of vegetables on the side.
If you have a little sauce left in the wok, you can add a little water, and some vegetables to deglaze the pan and flavor the vegetables. It only takes a minute, do it quickly so you can enjoy the beef while it remains super crispy. Enjoy!