Stir-fried beef with oyster sauce

Chinese recipe for 4 people, takes only 10 mins; recipe has beef steak, light soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine, cornflour, groundnut oil, red pepper, green pepper, oyster sauce and spring onion.

Stir-fried beef with oyster sauce

Stir-fried beef with oyster sauce

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Chinese


Prep time

10 mins


  • Red Pepper: 1 red pepper, cut into chunky dice
  • Spring Onion: 2 spring onions, finely shredded, to garnish
  • Sesame Oil: 2 tsp sesame oil
  • Oyster Sauce: 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • Green Pepper: 1 green pepper, cut into chunky dice
  • Groundnut Oil: 3 tbsp groundnut oil
  • Cornflour: 2 tsp cornflour
  • Light Soy Sauce: 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • Beef Steak: 450g lean beef steak
  • Rice Wine: 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry Sherry


  1. Cut the beef into slices 5cm long and 5mm thick, cutting against the grain of the meat. Put them in a bowl. Mix in the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine or Sherry and cornflour. Leave to marinate for 20 mins.
  2. Heat a wok until it is very hot, then add the groundnut oil. When it is slightly smoking, add the beef slices and stir-fry for 5 mins or until lightly browned. Remove the meat from the wok and drain well in a colander set inside a bowl. Discard the drained oil.
  3. Wipe the wok clean and reheat it over a high heat. Add the peppers, and cook for 3-4 mins or until softened. Add the oyster sauce and bring it to a simmer. Return the drained beef slices to the wok and toss them thoroughly with the oyster sauce. Turn the mixture on to a serving platter, top with the spring onions and serve immediately.