Crispy Chili Beef

Crispy Chili Beef is coated with a sweet and gently spicy sauce, is loaded with crunchy colorful peppers and succulent translucent onions. The tender beef wears a thick coat of crispy sauce that is absolutely delightful to chew. The taste of beef is not overwhelmed by the sauce or the spice and remains present as it shares the notes of flavor harmoniously with the other well balanced ingredients. 

Watch the video, follow the instructions below and add a little spice to the menu. Not too hot but is a bit spicy. I would give it a 2 on the spice meter. Exercise caution though, not all papers are created equal and in some circumstances I have been very surprised how ranging the local produce can be in regards to the heat of any particular pepper on any particular day.  May your next food adventure be ever so eatfoodlicious.

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Serve with rice.

Ingredients

Clean and pat dry the steak. Slice the meat into strips. Place them in a bowl/plate.

Add all the marinate ingredients together and mix well.

Cover and marinate for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, add cornstarch and mix well until evenly coated.

Carefully place the beef into the pan.

Place them on paper towel (this will remove some excess oil).

In a small bowl: Combine all the sauce ingredients together and mix. Set aside.

Add sliced onion and cook for 2-3 minutes or until they become translucent.

Add slice red bell pepper and cook for 1 minute.

Place the cooked beef into wok/pan.

Pour the sauce over the meat and mix/stir until coated evenly.

Add sliced red Serrano pepper and mix.

Serve with rice.

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Crispy Chili Beef

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 4
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 chili pepper deseed & sliced
  • ½ red bell pepper sliced
  • ½ sweet onion sliced
  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups + 2 tbsp (divided) canola, vegetable or peanut oil

Marinate

  • 1 lb sirloin or flank steak
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp grated garlic
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp sugar

Sauce

  • 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp black vinegar or substitute for balsamic vinegar

Instructions
 

Marinate

  • Clean and pat dry the steak. Slice the meat into strips. Place them in a bowl/plate.
  • Add all the marinate ingredients (soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, cornstarch) together and mix well. Cover and marinate for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, add ¾ cup cornstarch and mix well until evenly coated.

Frying

  • Add 2 cups of oil to the pan and bring the heat to medium (325°F/162°C). Wait for 5 minutes. Stick a wooden stick into the pan and if it sizzles, it's ready.
  • Carefully place the beef into the pan. Fry them in batches careful not to overcrowd as they may stick to each other. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown per batch. 
  • Place them on paper towel (this will remove some excess oil).

Sauce

  • In a small bowl: Combine all the sauce ingredients together and mix. Set aside.

Cook

  • Heat a wok/skillet to medium-high and add 2 tbsp oil.
  • Add sliced onion and cook for 2-3 minutes or until they become translucent.
  • Add slice red bell pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  • Place the cooked beef into wok/pan.
  • Pour the sauce over the meat and mix/stir until coated evenly.
  • Add sliced chili pepper and mix.

Serve with rice and enjoy!

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