Spicy Ginger Beef Stir-fry

Hot, spicy and fragrant

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comI made this beef stir-fry more than a year ago. I have thousands of photos that needed to be transferred from the  iPhoto library to an external disk because I’d used up all my storage space. I found this recipe during the ‘transfer’ (LOL). Where do you store your millions of blog photos? Please throw me some ideas, am drowning in photos.

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comThis year alone I’ve taken 3,200 photos and I’m still struggling to post the many backlogged posts. Who knows when I’ll ever post them? Anyway I made this beef last night for dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed eating it with some steamed Basmati rice. I wish you a fantastic weekend. Mine will be spent assembling some Ikea cabinets I badly need for storage!!!  I wish you a lovely weekend and a Happy Halloween (my kids think they are too old to go trick or treating ha!).

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.com

  • Sauce Ingredients 
  • 160ml (⅔ cup) water
  • ¼ cup oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (cornflour)
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes (dried crushed chillies)

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.com

To make the sauce: Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comand set aside.

  • Marinade ingredients
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger root
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comTo make marinade: Combine all marinade ingredients

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comin a bowl.

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comAdd the marinade to the  beef and mix thoroughly.

  • Other Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper (capsicum)
  • 1 onion cut into large cubes
  • 6 green onions (spring,) sliced into ½ inch pieces
  • 500g (1Ib) ground beef, marinated

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comAssemble the marinated beef and the rest of the ingredients

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comHeat cooking oil in a large wok or skillet,

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comadd the bell pepper, onions and green onions and cook on high heat for 2 minutes. Remove from wok and set aside.

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comAdd the marinated beef to the same skillet/wok. Stir and fry over high heat for 10 minutes, until no longer pink and most liquid is absorbed. Remove from pan and drain excess fat.

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comAdd the sauce to the wok,

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comadd the set aside beef and pepper and onion mixture. Heat and stir fry for about 1-3  minutes until boiling and thickened.

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.comServe with some steamed rice

or noodles or whatever you please

Ginger Beef Stir-fry myfavouritepastime.com

Ginger Beef Stir-fry

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes; Serves: 4

Sauce ingredients

  • 160ml (⅔ cup) water
  • ¼ cup oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (cornflour)
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes (dried crushed chillies)

Marinade ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (try one tablespoon first)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger root
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed

Other Ingredients

  • 500g (1Ib) ground beef)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper (capsicum)
  • 1 onion, cut into large cubes
  • 6 green onions (spring,) sliced into ½ inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add beef and mix well.
  3. Heat cooking oil in a large wok or skillet, add bell pepper, onions and green onions and cook on hight heat for 2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Add the marinated beef to the same skillet/wok. Stir and fry over high heat for 10 minutes, until no longer pink and most liquid is absorbed. Drain excess fat.
  5. Stir in the sauce, add the set aside pepper and onion mixture and beef, heat and stir-fry on high heat for about 1-3 minutes until boiling and thickened. Serve with some steamed rice or noodles.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

25 thoughts

    1. Where have you been, gal? You just don’t know how much I missed you. I am glad you’re back. I have been browsing your blog and drooling. I really love that lemon and herb chicken. It has been bookmarked. Enjoy the new week!
      Liz

      1. Oh same as usual! I haven’t been into the ‘Reader’ section in a very long time. But I am trying to schedule my after-work activities now and that includes blogging and commenting to posts. 😉 I have also saved some of your recipes – gosh, there are so many things I should make. 😀 You also enjoy your week, Liz. It is really nice to talk to you again. xx

        1. Mmm thanks so much for being here. I also took some time off this year and was away for many months. The blog learnt how to run itself and messages were never answered. I am trying to get back but sometimes I get bogged down. It was nice chatting to you. I also bookmarked quite a number of recipes from your blog. Take care gal!!!
          Liz

        2. It’s a pleasure, Liz. I am happy to chat with you again. Your beef is really amazing, but I am dreaming of your rolls. Let’s see what comes first. 😀 You take care, too! xx

        3. My number one choice in your blog is the roast lemon chicken. My mind is firmly set. No looking back. I’ll let you know how it goes. Best wishes!
          Liz

      1. I’ve been busy writing a book, editing it, and now trying to get it published. Fingers crossed 🙂 But I’m back now! Missed seeing all your recipes – just printed out a few to try next week!

        1. Mmm please let me know what book it’s. I would love to buy a copy if you publish. I wish you all the best and look forward to your book. Have a wonderful week, ahead.
          Liz

  1. Gosh, this looks so good, Liz! You had me at spicy! 🙂 Believe it or not, I’ve never heard of marinating hamburger. What a great idea! It must give it so much additional flavor. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I hope you have a great week!

    1. Hi Shari
      I’m not sure I should have used the word marinating….ahem. Anyway the beef tasted really good and we all enjoyed eating it. Have a lovely week
      Liz

        1. My week was awesome and the new week looks good too. I will be super busy when sports season begins in two weeks, especially in the evenings. Take care. I’ll visit your blog later today.
          Liz

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