Kung Pao Beef

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Now you can make delicious Kung Pao Beef at home! Try our tasty Chinese recipe. It’s prepared with beef, chilli flakes, ginger and peanuts.

Kung Pao Beef
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Serves: 2
  • 170g rump steak (trimmed and thinly sliced)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ an egg white
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tblsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tblsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tblsp roasted peanuts
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • 4 spring onions (chopped, green parts only)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed and finely sliced)
  • thumb-sized piece of root ginger (peeled and finely sliced, about 10 slices)
  • ½ red pepper (thinly sliced)
  • ½ tsp whole peppercorns, cracked

  • For the sauce:
  • 1 tblsp soy sauce
  • 100 ml chicken stock
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
  1. Mix the salt, egg white, soy sauce and cornflour in a bowl and stir well with a fork or whisk. Add the sliced beef and mix well to coat. Set aside to marinate.
  2. Combine all sauce ingredients in another bowl and leave to one side.
  3. Add 1tbsp vegetable oil to a heated wok. Stir fry the beef for about 1-2 minutes or until it loses its pink colour. Remove beef from wok and set aside.
  4. Add remaining oil to the same wok. Put the peanuts, red peppers, garlic, chilli flakes, ginger and cracked peppercorns into the wok. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the sauce mixture and cook until heated through and the sauce has thickened.
  6. Return beef to the wok and stir fry on high heat for about 30 seconds.
  7. Finally, add the chopped spring onion and serve.

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