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Crispy sweet chilli beef

Crispy, tender, thinly sliced marinated scotch fillet steak in a sweet and sour sauce, what more could you want in a midweek meal? With a sweet yet savoury tang from the humble tomato sauce, just throw in any vegies of your choice and have this tasty stir-fry on the table in 30!

Allergens: Recipe may contain gluten, peanuts, soy, sesame and wheat.


12 Ingredients


  • 500g beef scotch fillet steak, thinly sliced across the grain

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • 80ml (1⁄3 cup) light soy sauce

  • 60ml (1⁄4 cup) sweet chilli sauce

  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce

  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

  • 75g (1⁄2 cup) plain flour

  • Vegetable oil, to shallow fry, plus 1 tbsp, extra

  • 1 red capsicum, deseeded, thinly sliced

  • 4 green shallots, cut into 5cm lengths

  • Sesame seeds, toasted, to serve

  • Steamed rice, to serve

3 Method Steps


  • Step 1

    Combine the beef
    (500g beef scotch fillet steak, thinly sliced across the grain)
    , garlic
    (1 garlic clove, crushed)
    and 1 tbsp soy sauce
    (80ml (1⁄3 cup) light soy sauce)
    in a bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes to marinate. Meanwhile, whisk together the sweet chilli sauce
    (60ml (1⁄4 cup) sweet chilli sauce)
    , tomato sauce
    (2 tbsp tomato sauce)
    , vinegar
    (1 tbsp rice wine vinegar)
    and remaining soy sauce in a jug.

  • Step 2

    Place the flour
    (75g (1⁄2 cup) plain flour)
    in a bowl. Add oil
    (Vegetable oil, to shallow fry, plus 1 tbsp, extra)
    to a frying pan to come 5mm up the side of the pan. Place over medium-high heat. Place half the beef in the bowl and toss to coat. Shake off excess flour then add beef to pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes or until crisp and golden. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to drain. Repeat with remaining beef.

  • Step 3

    Heat the extra oil in a wok or frying pan over high heat. Add the capsicum
    (1 red capsicum, deseeded, thinly sliced)
    and pale sections of shallot
    (4 green shallots, cut into 5cm lengths)
    . Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until softened slightly. Add the sweet chilli sauce mixture, beef and dark sections of shallot. Toss until combined and heated through. Divide among serving bowls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds
    (Sesame seeds, toasted, to serve)
    and serve with rice
    (Steamed rice, to serve)
    .
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Recipe Notes

Throw in other vegies, such as green beans or broccolini, if you prefer.

Image by Michelle Southan And Guy Bailey

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