Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Beef and Black Bean Stir-fry

Beef and Black Bean is such a popular Asian dish, and luckily it's super easy to make at home so no need for takeout!

This is one of those dishes that we see on every single Chinese takeout menu. When made at home, it's quick, easy, cheap, and reheats really well the next day - that's always a bonus!

It's a very versatile dish too. Just throw in whatever vegetables you have in your fridge or freezer at the time, anything goes with this one!

Like most rice-based stirfrys, this dish works best with cold rice, so also a great way to use up any leftover rice you might have!

Beef and Blackbean Stir-fry

Serves 4

2 tsp cornflour
2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 red chili, diced
400 g beef rump steak, sliced
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 Cup mushrooms, sliced
3 Tbsp black bean sauce
1 1/2 Cup rice, cooked

1. Place the cornflour, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, chili, steak, and sesame oil in a bowl. Toss well to coat, and set aside to marinade for about 10 minutes.

2. Heat a dash of oil in a wok or large fry pan. Add the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the mix mixture and the blackbean sauce. Stir fry for about 3 minutes, until the beef is cooked.

3. Toss through the rice, combine well and serve immediately.


  1. So much healthier than similar recipes you would find in most Chinese restaurants. Plus it looks so fun and easy to make!

  2. I love Chinese and this beef stir fry is even better than store bought because it is homemade!

  3. Beef and Black Bean Stir-fry looks and sounds delicious too! I love rice dishes that are tasty and affordable

  4. Hi Nic, Pinned and SU your lovely dish. Yummy and healthful combo of Beef and black beans with awesome seasonings.

  5. Love rump steak... this sounds like a great alternative to just reaching for one of those Watties Soy and Ginger Sauce Cans!

  6. Yum! I love making Chinese food at home, this looks delicious and quick to prepare too! I have a piece of ginger sitting in my crisper just waiting to be used in this ;) Pinning!

  7. Beef and Black Bean Stir Fry looks like a great dish for busy week nights. And perfectly packed with protein!

  8. Wonderful nd flavorful dish Nicole! You know how much i love rice dishes!

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  10. This looks absolutely wonderful! I love stir fry dishes. Particularly those that cook quickly.

  11. Coming back to comment that I made this for dinner last night and it was fantastic!! The whole family loved it. I did omit the red chili ( 'cause I'm cooking for young kids) and added broccoli ( just because I love it). So yummy, I've been inspired to stir fry more often!

    1. Oh I am so thrilled to read this!! Thank you so much for letting me know that you enjoyed this. Sounds like broccoli would be a lovely addition :)