Chilli Beef and Broccoli recipe

Preparation Time: 35 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Marinating the beef first imparts bags of flavour and makes for a wonderfully flavourful dish. If you like, you could just BBQ the beef strips for a quick and simple summery BBQ dish.


  • 500g steak, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • Pinch Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 2 tbsp. Chinese rice wine
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2 tbsp. cornflour
  • 3 tbsp. sunflower oil
  • 2 peppers
  • 200g broccoli florets
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp. oyster sauce


  1. Thinly slice the chilli into rings, ommiting the seeds if you like. Toss steak, 5 spice, rice wine, chilli and cornflour together in a bowl so that the beef strips are well coated. Cover and marinade for half an hour. Chop the pepper into chunks, removing the seeds.

  2. Heat 2 tbsp. of the oil in a wok and add the beef. In batches, fry for 2-3 minutes over a very high heat until cooked through. Scoop out with a slotted spoon. Add the rest of the oil, then add the peppers and broccoli and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Pour in the stock and oyster sauce and return the beef to the pan. Turn the heat up and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until thickened, then serve immediately with noodles or rice.

You could also make this dish with chicken, duck or pork in place of the beef. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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