Chinese-style Beef with Ginger

Last Updated 1st August 2019
Chinese-style beef recipe

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…).

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Nutritional Values

Chinese takeaway style beef recipe

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


  1. Put the beef in a bowl and toss in the cornflour and five-spice.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan until hot, then add the beef and fry until golden and crisp.
  3. Scoop out the beef and drain on kitchen paper.
  4. 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.
  5. Mix the soy and tomato puree in a jug with 1 tbsp water, then pour over the veg.
  6. Bubble for 2 mins, then add the beef back to the pan and toss well to coat.
  7. Serve the beef on noodles with prawn crackers, if you like, scattered with the remaining green parts of the spring onions.

Nutritional Vales

Typical Nutritional Values Per Serving
Energy kj 2670
Energy kcal 638
Fat (g) 31
of which saturates (g) 18
Carbohydrates (g) 22
of which sugars (g) 18
Fibre (g) 5.6
Protein (g) 63
Salt (g) 4.7
Nutrient Breakdown Per 100g
Minerals & Trace Elements
Sodium (mg) 505
Potassium (mg) 406
Chloride (mg) 757
Calcium (mg) 31.9
Phosphorus (mg) 161
Magnesium (mg) 31.1
Iron (mg) 2.4
Zinc (mg) 3
Copper (mg) 0.1
Manganese (mg) 0.23
Selenium (ug) 5.6
Iodine (ug) 6.2
Vitamin A (ret eq) (ug) 48
Carotene (ug) 266
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
Niacin (mg) 4.1
Tryptophan (mg) 217
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.

Author Bio!

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Post by Alice

After graduating from University with a 1st class marketing degree, I ventured into the world of freelance marketing. I now work as Nutribuddy’s Marketing Assistant on all things content and social media! Originally from North Wales but now based in Chester, I spend my free time writing on my blog, hanging out with my sausage dog and travelling. As a self-confessed animal-lover who’s trying to lead an increasingly eco-friendly lifestyle, I’m super happy to be working with an ethical, cruelty-free and vegan brand like Nutribuddy!

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