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crispy beef stir fry in ginger-pepper sauce.

crispy beef stir fry in ginger-pepper sauce.

Soy sauce marinated beef slices, fried until crispy then cooked in a ginger-pepper sauce to give you a beef stir fry to beat out any take-out meal.

I’ve added beans and paprika to the beef fry but you can add your favorite vegetables as well.

I’ve given a few of the popular stir-fry veggies below for you to start with.

Try the quick dinner ideas I’ve given below with this Asian inspired ginger beef stir-fry.

crispy beef stir fry in ginger-pepper sauce. Soy sauce marinated beef slices, fried until they turn crispy then cooked in ginger-pepper sauce to give you a tasty beef stir fry to enjoy with a bowl of rice or noodles.

3 easy dinner ideas using the crispy ginger beef recipe.

  • Serve with a bowl of rice and a few steamed vegetables or a pickled cucumber-carrot salad.
  • Warm a few tortillas or a few chapatis add a few spoons of the spicy ginger beef stir-fry and make a few spicy beef wraps.
    You can also add a few finely slice cabbage to give the beef fry tortilla extra crunch. 
  • Cook a pot of your preferred noodles or spaghetti and mix the Asian beef fry with the carb, make sure to mix in the pepper sauce well with the noodles.
crispy beef stir fry in ginger-pepper sauce. Soy sauce marinated beef slices, fried until they turn crispy then cooked in ginger-pepper sauce to give you a tasty beef stir fry to enjoy with a bowl of rice or noodles.

 

Beginner’s tip on making the best ginger beef stir fry.

  • Have all the ingredients prepped and ready.
  • Keep in mind the ginger beef stir-fry recipe comes together in layers, so make sure to balance the flavors and taste as you make the beef recipe. 
  • The main ingredient in this recipe is beef. once washed, pat dry the meat.
  • Make sure to cut the beef to thin 2-inch slices and across the grain. you want it to turn crispy as it stir-fries and turn soft quickly as it simmers in the sauce.
  • As you slice the beef, they should be cut into the same size as much as possible. 
  • As you make the pepper sauce, reduce or increase the spiciness as per your need.
  • The ginger-pepper sauce in which the beef is finally simmered is what enhances the taste of the beef so make sure you pay close attention to it as it cooks.
crispy beef stir fry in ginger-pepper sauce. Soy sauce marinated beef slices, fried until they turn crispy then cooked in ginger-pepper sauce to give you a tasty beef stir fry to enjoy with a bowl of rice or noodles.

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crispy beef stir fry in ginger-pepper sauce. Soy sauce marinated beef slices, fried until they turn crispy then cooked in ginger-pepper sauce to give you a tasty beef stir fry to enjoy with a bowl of rice or noodles.

Utensils and appliances needed.

Chopping board and knife.
2 medium-sized bowls.
a large wok or skillet.

Workflow to make Asian beef fry.
  • Marinate the beef.
  • Prepare the ginger strips.
  • Fry the beef on high heat.
  • Cook all other ingredients
  • Add the fried beef
  • Make the spicy peppery sauce.  
What other veggies can I add to the ginger beef stir-fry?

Snow peas, thin strips of carrot, bok choy, mushroom, broccoli are some of the most popular veggies that go well with a beef stir fry. 

Although I’ve added my beans and paprika early to cook down with the beef.
For a crunchier and lesser cooked veggie, add them 15 minutes before you remove the beef fry from the stove.

meat cuts you can use for stir-frying.

Skirt steak, sirloin tips.

Other stir-fry recipes you might like to try.

Kankun(kang kong), soy, garlic beef stir-fry.

Sri Lankan cashew stir-fry(kaju baduma).

Teriyaki chicken with bell pepper, onion stir-fry.

crispy beef stir fry in ginger-pepper sauce recipe.

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

To marinate the beef


700g of flank steak
1 tablespoon oil(use sesame oil if available)
2 tablespoons of cornflour
2 tablespoon of soy sauce

To make the ginger-beef fry

1/2 cup of ginger peeled and cut into matchstick strips(this would roughly be about 50g of ginger)

3 tablespoon of oil(use sesame oil if available)
250g of green beans cut into two-inches(washed and trimmed)
1 large red paprika cut into thin slices
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 tablespoon of fresh ground black pepper

1/4 cup light soy sauce
1 teaspoon red chilli flecks(add more if necessary)
1 tablespoon of sugar
Salt to season
1 and 1/2  cup of water

Method

How to cut the flank steak for the beef fry.

Cut the beef(700g)into very thin slices, across the grain and make sure they are the same size.

Marinating the beef for the stir-fry.

Add the slices of beef into a large bowl, add cornflour(2tbs), soy sauce(2 tbs), oil(1tbs)onto the beef, combine well and leave it to marinate for 30 minutes.

Place the ginger strips(1/4cup)in a small bowl and season them with salt(1/2 teaspoon)and set aside.

How to cook the ginger beef fry.

Place a large wok or skillet over a low-medium fire and pour in the oil. swirl the oil around the pan and heat it.

Add the marinated beef to the wok, increase heat to medium-high and stir-fry the beef for 5-7 minutes until the beef changes color.

Once the beef changes color, reduce heat to medium-low and continue to stir-fry the beef until all remaining liquid evaporates.

Continue to fry the beef in the oil(add oil if necessary)until they turn crispy. 

Once the beef slices turn brown and crispy, transfer the beef chunks to a bowl.

How to make the ginger-pepper sauce.

Use the remaining oil from the beef stir-fry or add 2 more tablespoons of oil.

Add the beans(250g), red pepper(1), chilli powder(1tsp), black pepper powder(1tbs), ginger(1/4cup), and stir-fry the ingredients for 5 minutes over low heat.


Add 1/4 cup light soy sauce, sugar, chilli flakes, the crispy beef and toss the ingredients for 3 minutes. taste and season with salt if necessary.

Finally, add the water and slow simmer until beef is tender while the ginger-pepper sauce is thick and coating the beef.

Season with salt if needed and serve warm.

crispy beef stir fry in ginger-pepper sauce.

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
crispy beef stir fry in ginger-pepper sauce.

Soy sauce marinated beef slices, fried until crispy then cooked in a ginger-pepper sauce to give you a beef stir fry to beat out any take out meal.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • To marinate the beef
  • 700g of flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon oil(use sesame oil if available)
  • 2 tablespoons of cornflour
  • 2 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • To make the ginger-beef fry
  • 1/2 cup of ginger peeled and cut into matchstick strips(this would roughly be about 50g of ginger)
  • 3 tablespoon of oil(use sesame oil if available)
  • 250g of green beans cut into two-inches(washed and trimmed)
  • 1 large red paprika cut into thin slices
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flecks(add more if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • Salt to season
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of water

Instructions

    HOW TO CUT THE FLANK STEAK

    FOR THE BEEF FRY.

    Cut the beef(700g)into very thin slices, across the grain and make sure they are the same size.

    MARINATING THE BEEF FOR THE STIR-FRY.

    Add the slices of beef into a large bowl, add cornflour(2tbs), soy sauce(2 tbs), oil(1tbs)onto the beef, combine well and leave it to marinate for 30 minutes.

    Place the ginger strips(1/4cup)in a small bowl and season them with salt(1/2 teaspoon)and set aside. 

    HOW TO COOK THE GINGER BEEF FRY.

    Place a large wok or skillet over a low-medium fire and pour in the oil. swirl the oil around the pan and heat it.

    Add the marinated beef to the wok, increase heat to medium-high and stir-fry the beef for 5-7 minutes until the beef changes color.

    Once the beef changes color, reduce heat to medium-low and continue to stir-fry the beef until all remaining liquid evaporates.

    Continue to fry the beef in the oil(add oil if necessary)until they turn crispy. 

    Once the beef slices turn brown and crispy, transfer the beef chunks to a bowl.

    HOW TO MAKE THE GINGER-PEPPER SAUCE.

    Use the remaining oil from the beef stir-fry or add 2 more tablespoons of oil.

    Add the beans(250g), red pepper(1), chilli powder(1tsp), black pepper powder(1tbs), ginger(1/4cup)and stir-fry the ingredients for 5 minutes over low heat.

    Add 1/4 cup light soy sauce, sugar, chilli flakes, the crispy beef and toss the ingredients for 3 minutes. taste and season with salt if necessary.Finally, add the water and slow simmer until beef is tender while the ginger-pepper sauce is thick and coating the beef.

    Season with salt if needed and serve warm.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 642Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 1640mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 52g

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