We all love a good Chinese takeaway, but when it comes to healthy eating, they’re best kept for an occasional treat. But there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t enjoy some delicious, fresh, Chinese-inspired food at home!
This easy Chinese ginger beef recipe is full of healthy ingredients but still rocks that authentic Chinese taste and boasts some vibrant flavours. Serve it up with rice or noodles whenever you’re craving something exotic but have had one too may takeaways recently (haven’t we all…).
Chinese-style Ginger Beef Recipe
Prep & cooking time: 35 minutes | Serves: 1
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 200g beef, cut into large chunks
- Half an onion
- 9g ginger
- 1 garlic clove
- Small bunch coriander
- 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
- 1 whole star anise
- 1 tsp black peppercorn
- 1 tsp agave
- 17ml soy sauce
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- Beef stock
- Put the beef in a bowl and toss in the cornflour and five-spice.
- Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan until hot, then add the beef and fry until golden and crisp.
- Scoop out the beef and drain on kitchen paper.
- Add the pepper, the white ends of the spring onions, garlic and ginger to the pan. Stir-fry for 3 mins to soften, but don’t let the garlic and ginger burn.
- Mix the soy and tomato puree in a jug with 1 tbsp water, then pour over the veg.
- Bubble for 2 mins, then add the beef back to the pan and toss well to coat.
- Serve the beef on noodles with prawn crackers, if you like, scattered with the remaining green parts of the spring onions.
|Typical Nutritional Values||Per Serving|
|of which saturates (g)||18|
|of which sugars (g)||18|
|Nutrient Breakdown||Per 100g|
|Minerals & Trace Elements|
|Vitamin A (ret eq) (ug)||48|
|Vitamin E (mg)||0.86|
|Vitamin K 1 (ug)||3.7|
|Thiamin (B1 ) (mg)||0.23|
|Riboflavin (B2 ) (mg)||0.17|
|Niacin total(B3 ) (mg)||7.8|
|Pantothenic Acid (B5) (mg)||0.5|
|Vitamin B 6 (mg)||0.4|
|Folates (B9) Total (ug)||18|
|Vitamin B 12 (ug)||1.1|
|Biotin (B7) (ug)||2.1|
|Vitamin C (mg)||7.2|
See, it’s pretty easy to make! This vibrantly flavoured Chinese Beef recipe is the perfect compromise when you’re trying to be healthy but are craving a cheeky takeaway.