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Beef with Chilli

Tender Beef cooked in a lovely soy sauce with a kick of chilli!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 chillies, with seeds, thinly chopped (we use finger chillies)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, thinly chopped
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thinly
  • 250-270 g beef, sliced thinly (we use flank steak)
  • 200 ml water
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp cornflour, mixed with a little water
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil


  • Heat a wok on a high heat without adding the oil. Heat until the wok smokes, then add in the oil, coat the pan and dump the chillies in. Flash fry for 10 seconds before adding in the garlic and onions.
  • Fry the onion mixture for about 3 minutes before adding in the beef. Brown the beef for a few minutes.
  • Once the beef is browned, add in the water and soy sauces. Season to taste and add in the sugar. Bring to the boil and boil for 3 minutes.
  • Add in the cornflour and water mix a little at a time, stirring continuously until thickened. You may not need it all and you can always add more, you can't take it away! You want the consistency of double cream!
  • Add in the sesame oil, stir and then serve immediately with boiled rice.


Recipe by my boyfriend, Ken