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. 

Beef stir fry
3 minutes
12 minutes
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  • 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

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  1. Heat the sesame oil in a wok and stir fry the garlic, carrots, sweetcorn and courgette for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add the beef and continue to stir fry for 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Mix the cornflour together with a tablespoon of water and stir into the beef stock.
  4. Stir this into the pan together with the sugar, soy sauce, Tabasco and sesame seeds.
  5. Bring to the simmer, cook until slightly thickened and serve with rice.


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  • A firm favourite in our family.

    21 Jan 2015

  • Delicious! But, only thing I was left in the end were yellow pepper match sticks… Thought they go in later, but not in the recipe… Still added them in the end and they were perfect… :)

    28 Dec 2013

  • Very awesome recipe. The tabasco really brings out the flavor. Mmmm!

    21 Aug 2010

  • Good recipe I will surely make it at home.

    14 Jul 2010

  • I adore chinese food. This recipe seems quite simple. Today’s evening I’ll try to cook it and find out how tasty it is;)

    06 Mar 2010

  • Sounds lovely but the instructions mention Tabasco yet theres no mention of it in the ingredients!  I assume just a few drops of Tabasco is needed?

    07 Nov 2008

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