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Szechuan beef stir fry|chinasichuanfood.com
Shredded Beef Szechuan Style
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Szechuan Beef Shreds Stir fry
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: Beef, stir fry
Servings: 2
Calories: 548 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 250 g shredded beef
  • 4 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil , divided
  • 100 g celery , around 5 cm long or as needed
  • 10 to 15 pickled peppers , finely chopped (Note 1)
  • 2 green onion whites , cut into sections around 5 cm long
  • 1 inch root ginger , chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 1 tbsp. doubanjiang
  • a small pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp. dark soy sauce , for better coloring
Marinating Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. cooking wine or water
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 small pinch salt
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  1. Cut the beef against the grain into thin slices. Then cut into shreds. 

  2. Mix the beef with all the seasonings expect cornstarch. Marinating for 15 minutes. Then mix cornstarch in. Mix well. 

  3. Add around 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in wok and fry celery for 1 minutes until just cooked. 

  4. Heat the wok until hot firstly. Then place 1 tablespoon of  oil and add garlic, ginger, scallion and pickled peppers. Fry until aromatic. 

  5. Push all the content in the wok to one edge of the wok, add another 2 tablespoon of cooking oil in center and spread the beef shreds in. Gently fry  When the beef begin to change color on surface, place 1 tablespoon of doubanjiang in. 

  6. Add dark soy sauce, celery and salt if necessary.  Mix well quickly. Serve hot!

Recipe Notes

If you cannot get pickled peppers, use fresh chopped peppers. But the amount of fresh peppers should be halved. Otherwise, the final dish might be overwhelming spicy.

In order to create a slightly sour taste, add around 2 teaspoons of black vinegar along with dark soy sauce. 

Nutrition Facts
Shredded Beef Szechuan Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 548 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 69%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 1599mg 67%
Potassium 643mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 58.5%
Vitamin C 11.2%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 19.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.