Recipe: Beef In Black Bean Stir-Fry


This is probably one of the first dishes that crosses your mind when thinking of Chinese takeaway. We show you how to use your leftover roast beef to create an easy homemade stir-fry version complete with egg fried rice.


  • 400 g rare beef slices
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 small pak choi
  • 2 spring onions
  • ½ red chilli
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 chunk ginger
  • 1 handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 glug sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp black bean sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 glug groundnut or vegetable oil
  • 300 g long grain rice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
slice & marinate the beef

Step 1

Slice & Marinate The Beef

Slice the beef into strips and put in the bowl with the soy sauce.

cook the rice

Step 2

Cook The Rice

Put the rice into salted boiling water, stir and simmer according to the packet instructions.

prep the veggies

Step 3

Prep The Veggies

Peel the garlic and ginger then deseed the chilli and finely dice them all. Cut the pepper, pak choi and spring onion into thin strips. Fry the garlic, ginger and chilli in a hot wok with a glug of groundnut oil for a minute.

add the veggies

Step 4

Add The Veggies

Add the pepper and pak choi to the pan and cook for a few minutes.

chuck in the beef and sauce

Step 5

Chuck In The Beef And Sauce

Put the beef slices, spring onion and black bean sauce into the wok and bring to a simmer. Transfer everything from the wok to a bowl, cover with tin foil to keep warm in a low oven.

cook the eggs

Step 6

Cook The Eggs

Wipe the wok clean with kitchen roll and add a glug of the sesame oil to the pan. Pour the beaten egg into the wok when hot and move it around with a wooden spoon.

add the drained rice

Step 7

Add The Drained Rice

Drain the rice when cooked. Add the drained, hot rice to the wok once the egg has started to cook and coat in the sesame oil then sprinkle in the coriander.

plate up and enjoy!

Step 8

Plate Up And Enjoy!

Spoon a heap of rice onto a plate with a portion of the beef stir fry. Serves 4

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