Sesame Beef Stir Fry
Provided you are not vegetarian, it is important to include red meat in your child's diet, as red meat provides the richest source of iron, and iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in children in the UK. This Sesame beef stir fry is an easy Chinese recipe that will introduce new flavours to your child. I usually make it using tail fillet cut into thin strips, which is cheaper but has excatly the same taste and soft texture as proper steak fillet.
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 medium carrot cut into matchsticks
- 100g baby sweetcorn cut into quarters
- ½ yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into matchsticks
- 1 courgette (approx 100g) cut into matchsticks
- 300g beef fillet, or rump steak cut into very fine strips
- 1 tbsp cornflour
- 150ml beef stock
- 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- A few drops of Tabasco sauce
1 tbsp sesame seeds
- Heat the sesame oil in a wok and stir fry the garlic, carrots, sweetcorn and courgette for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the beef and continue to stir fry for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Mix the cornflour together with a tablespoon of water and stir into the beef stock.
- Stir this into the pan together with the sugar, soy sauce, Tabasco and sesame seeds.
- Bring to the simmer, cook until slightly thickened and serve with rice.