Crispy chilli beef

Crispy chilli beef – hot and sweet and spicy

Crispy chilli beef

1 sirloin steak, fat trimmed off and cut into thin strips

1-2 tablespoons of cornflour

Pinch of salt

Oil to cover about 2cm in the pan you’ll use for frying

In a bowl, sprinkle the salt and cornflour over your beef strips and ensure all the pieces of beef are coated by the cornflour.

Deep fry your beef in 1-2 batches. They’ll only take a couple of minutes so keep checking them. You only need the cornflour coating to turn slightly golden to know that your beef is ready and cooked enough. Lift your beef out with a slotted spoon and drain them on your kitchen/paper towels.

Chilli beef sauce

1 tablespoon minced/grated ginger

3-4 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce (the one I use is quite fiery too)

2 tablespoon soy sauce

Juice of 1 orange

Juice of ¼ of lemon

Half a medium carrot, finely diced

(optional) 1 tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds

In a saucepan, mix all the ingredients together (apart from the sesame seeds) and simmer gently while you fry your beef.

Just before you’re ready to serve, add your toasted sesame seeds to the chilli beef sauce.

Fill a small side dish with some of the sauce so you can use it for dipping and pour the rest over your fried beef. Stir well and serve.
Chilli beef is best eaten as soon as possible!

3 Responses to “Crispy chilli beef”
  1. Andrea says:

    Yummy! Yummy! Great recipe. I marinated the beef in soy sauce before coating in the flour and it was great. Lovely crispy beef and flavoursome sauce, so thank you for posting.

  2. Sue Monger says:

    Just made this. It was lovely. Really easy. Will definitely do it again. 🙂

  3. carolyn says:

    Best recipe I’ve come across for crispy chilli beef. worth a try!!

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