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Crispy Chilli Beef

An easy recipe for Crispy Chilli Beef that will taste just like Chinese takeout in the comfort of your home! Perfect over rice noodles, jasmine rice or a veggie mix!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 5
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Natalie Dixon


  • 1.5 lbs Steak
  • 3 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp Chinese 5 Spice Powder
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper thinly sliced
  • 4 Green Onions whites only, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced

Sweet Chilli Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Sweet Chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar

Garnish, optional

  • Green Onions chopped
  • Sesame Seeds


  • In medium bowl, combine cornstarch and Chinese 5 Spice Powder. Stir till well combined.
  • Slice steak into 1/4 inch strips. Place in bowl with cornstarch mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  • In a wok or skillet, add oil to cover the bottom of the pan. The oil should be about 1/4" high in the pan so it comes about halfway up the beef strips. Heat the oil to medium high heat.
  • Add beef strips to hot oil and cook until golden and crispy, about 1-2 minutes per side. Once cooked, remove the beef and let rest on a paper towel.
  • Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the oil. Return the pan to the burner and add red pepper strips, green onions strips and garlic to the remaining oil. Stir fry for about 3 minutes or until tender.
  • In a bowl, mix sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey and rice wine vinegar. Stir well. Add sauce to pan with veggies and cook for 2 minutes. Add beef back in and toss to coat. Cook an additional 2 minutes until it is heated through.
  • Serve immediately over your favorite side dish: rice noodles, jasmine rice or your favorite veggies. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 861IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 3mg