This sticky chilli beef recipe is an irresistible combination of tasty scotch beef with a crispy bite and a spicy, sour, syrupy sauce. You can find out more about how we source our Scotch beef here >>
Quantities below are to serve two lucky people it takes about ten minutes to prepare and twenty minutes to cook.
Ingredients For Sticky Chilli Beef
350 g Beef Finely sliced Scotch Beef sirloin or fillet from Morley Butchers
3 Tbsp Szechuan Peppercorns
Zest of 2 oranges
3 Tbsp Cornflour
1/2 Tsp Coarse Sea Salt
2 Tbsp sunflower oil
120 ml Rice Wine
120 g Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Light Soy sauce
2 Tbsp Dark Soy sauce
2 Tsp Chili Flakes
1 Tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce
35 g Ginger Grated
75 g Carrot Julienned
1 Spring Onion Sliced
Oil for Deep Frying
Cooking Method For Sticky Chilli Beef
Remove your steak from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking and allowing it to come up to room temperature before slicing.
To start toast the Szechuan peppercorns in a dry frying pan over a high heat for a couple of minutes, taking care not to burn them. Next grind in a spice grinder or pestle and mortar.
Mix this Szechuan pepper with the cornflour, orange zest and salt. Coat the beef with the 2 Tbsp cooking oil and then add the beef to the cornflour mix and coat.
Heat a small pan over a high heat and when fiercely hot add the rice wine. Then immediately add the brown sugar, soy sauces, chili flakes, sweet chili sauce and ginger to a saucepan and bring to a boil, cook on at a furious boil for a further 3-4 minutes until it begins to thicken then set aside.
Heat the oil for frying the beef to 170°C and fry in small batches (so the oil temperature does not drop) for 2-3 minutes maximum and set aside on some kitchen towel to drain.
When all of the beef is done fry off the carrot strips and again set aside on kitchen towel.
Now return the sauce to the heat and add in the beef and ensure it is coated all over.
Now build your dish, add the fried carrots to the top of a pile of the beef and then sprinkle some spring onions.
Serve right away with some plain rice.
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