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Hunan Beef -A Spicy Beef Stir Fry Popular Across the Country
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Hunan style beef stir fry--a classic and popular Chinese beef stir fry recipe
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Beef, stir fry
Servings: 2
Calories: 555 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 200 g beef tenderloin
  • 2 long green peppers
  • 3 long red peppers
  • 1/2 cup pickled yellow pepper
  • 1 cup celery
  • 2 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 1 thumb ginger , chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda , can be used for tendering the meat, optional
  • small pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
Marinating sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon starch
  • small pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  1. Cut beef into thin slices (as thin as possible). If you are not skilled at cutting, frozen the beef for around 10 or 15 minutes before cutting.
  2. Transfer beef into a large bowl and then add cooking wine, light soy sauce, starch, salt and pepper. Mix generally and them add sesame oil. Combine everything well. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  3. Prepare all the side ingredients, cut peppers, celery, garlic and ginger.
  4. Heat up cooking oil in wok until really hot and then fry the beef slices for around 30 seconds. Transfer out.
  5. Return the extra oil to wok, fry garlic, ginger and all the peppers until aroma. Add celery and sprinkle a pinch of salt too. Return beef, add light soy sauce and give a quick fry. Transfer and serve with steamed rice immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Hunan Beef -A Spicy Beef Stir Fry Popular Across the Country
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 2803mg122%
Potassium 625mg18%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 78.5mg95%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.