Posts Tagged ‘beef’

Thai Beef and Mixed Pepper Stir-fry

Monday, January 31st, 2011


500g lean beef fillet

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 lemon grass stalk, finely shredded

2.5cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped

1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and thickly sliced

1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and thickly sliced

1 onion, thickly sliced

2 tablespoons lime juice

Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cut the beef into long thin strips.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the beef and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until lightly coloured. Stir in the lemon grass and ginger and remove the pan from the heat. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the peppers and onion to the pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the onions are just turning golden brown and are slightly softened.
  4. Return the beef to the pan, stir in the lime juice ansd season to taste with pepper. Serve with boiled noodles or rice.

Calories per serving – 255,     Serves – 4,     Preparation time – 20 minutes,     Cooking time – 10 minutes

Italian-style beef stew

Monday, October 4th, 2010

An easy, super healthy stew full of vitamin C.


  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g pack beef stir fry strips, or use beef steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • Sprig rosemary, chopped
  • Handful pitted olives

 Preparation and cooking times

 Prep 10 mins                                       Cook 20 mins


1.     In a large saucepan, cook onion and garlic in olive oil for 5 mins until softened and turning golden.  

2.     Tip in the beef strips, pepper, tomatoes and rosemary, then bring to the boil.  

3.     Simmer for 15 mins until the meat is cooked through, adding some boiling water if needed. Stir through the olives and serve with mash.

Make it vegetarian – Leave out the beef and cook 1 chopped aubergine and 1 chopped courgette along with the pepper. Finish by sprinkling over some feta cheese.

Per serving:    225 kcals, Protein – 25g, Carbohydrate – 7g, Fat – 11 g, Saturated fat – 3g, Fibre – 2g, Sugar – 6g, Salt – 0.87 g