beef stir fry
Serves: 2-3
  • 150 grams beef fillet or rump steak, thinly sliced
  • peanut oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 knob of ginger, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
  • 1 small carrot, chopped into thin batons
  • 1 small zucchini, thickly sliced
  • small piece of broccoli broken into small florets
  • 12 snow peas
  • 2-3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • juice of ½ a lime
  • handful of roasted cashews
  • 1 red chilli, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sambal olek
  • noodles or rice to serve
  1. Start by marinating the beef: in a small bowl combine the soy sauce, sesame oil and sambal olek. Add the thinly sliced beef, and stir to coat with the marinade. Set aside.
  2. While the beef is marinating, prepare the vegetables and cook the noodles.
  3. Add a splash of peanut oil to a wok or large frying pan and heat. Fry the beef in a single layer until browned on each side, stirring frequently. Remove from pan and set aside. (You may need to cook the beef in a couple of batches.)
  4. Add onion, garlic and ginger to the wok, with a little extra oil if needed. Fry for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the vegetables, and a splash of water. Stir fry on high heat for a couple of minutes or until barely tender.
  6. Return the beef to the pan, add the oyster sauce and mix through. Add lime juice, and stir through. Remove from heat and serve.
To Serve:
  1. options:
  2. a. Add the noodles to the pan, and mix thoroughly with the beef and vegetables. Divide evenly between bowls, top with cashews and red chilli slices. OR
  3. b. Divide the noodles or rice between the serving bowls, top with stir fried beef and vegetables, a sprinkling of cashews and slices of red chilli.
Recipe by Villiers Brown at