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Chef John’s Cooking Class | Spicy Beef Stir-Fry

This Sizzlin' Spicy Beef Stir-Fry is quick and easy to make with beef, chicken, or shrimp. The cool thing about stir fry is that it's one of the most flexible meals you can make. You can pretty much toss in whatever combination of veggies and meat.

Chinese cuisine
Easy
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 30 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 10 oz Beef Flank Steak
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce [Marinade]
  • 0.5 tsp Sugar, a Pinch [Marinade]
  • 1 count Egg [Marinade]
  • 0.5 tbsp Corn Starch [Marinade]
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil [Marinade]
  • 3 oz Green Twist Pepper and Red Chili Pepper
  • 1 oz Red Mexican Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing Wine
  • 5 oz Edamame
  • 7 oz Extra Firm Bean Curd
  • 2 tbsp Chef Made Assorted Aroma Oil (See ''Chef John Signature Oil'' Video)
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Oyster Sauce [Seasoning]
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce [Seasoning]
  • 0.25 tsp Sugar, a Pinch [Seasoning]
  • 0.5 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Water + Corn Starch
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Shred beef against the grain.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
In a mixing bowl, combine the beef marinade and shredded beef, and toss to coat.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Cut green and red pepper into fine strips.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Cut baked soybean cake into fine strips.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Oil blanch beef strips. Drain.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Stir-fry green and red pepper over high heat, and sprinkle a little cooking wine while stir frying. Take out as soon as you can smell the pepper aroma.
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Water blanch baked soybean cake strips and edamame, and rinse with cold water. Drain.
Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
In the wok with heated oil, add minced garlic, and cook until fragrant. Then, add oyster sauce, soy sauce and sugar; mix well; add about 1 tablespoon of water; stir in edamame and baked soybean cake strips, beef strips, and green and red pepper strips. Mix well.
Step 9
Step 9
Step 9
Thicken with water and starch slurry. Drizzle a few drops of sesame oil.
Step 10
Step 10
Step 10
Enjoy!
Final Notes
Final Notes
Tip: When you make a stir-fry, you need a really hot wok and you should cook the ingredients in batches.