Garlic beef and bean stir fry

Stir fries are a quick and nutritious way to turn meat and vege into a full-flavoured meal! Substitute the beans for any vegies you have such as carrots, zucchini, broccoli or asian greens

Preparation & Cooking time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: Makes 4 servings


2 tbs vegetable oil
350g beef strips (use preferred cut of beef)
1 shallot, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp ginger, grated
½ a red chilli, deseeded and chopped
450g green beans, trimmed and blanched
2 tbs salt reduced soy sauce
2 tbs crispy shallots
½ bunch fresh coriander sprigs


1 Heat 1 tbs of vegetable oil in a wok until hot. Sear beef strips until browned, set aside on a plate for later.

2 Heat 1 tbs of vegetable oil in the same wok and stir fry shallot until softened and then add garlic, ginger, chilli, and cook until fragrant.

3 Add the blanched beans to the wok and toss through. Continue to stir fry for another couple of minutes to get some caramelisation on the beans.

4 Add soy sauce and browned beef and stir fry for one minute to warm through the beef and coat the other ingredients.

5 Serve immediately with steamed rice or your favourite Asian style noodles.


Tip: To blanch vegetables, place in boiling water for 1-2 minutes and then rinse immediately under cold water. Don't have time to blanch? Simply fry for an extra 2-3 minutes before re-adding the beef.

Variation: Add any other blanched vegetables such as carrots or asian greens to boost the nutrients.