Crispy Shredded Chilli Beef

This post is an entry for the #MeatMatters challenge, sponsored by Simply Beef and Lamb. Learn more about the benefits of cooking and eating beef and lamb along with recipe ideas and inspiration here!

I was challenged to create a lamb or beef recipe. I decided to go with a beef dish, as beef is a source of iron which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue - something that I'm really struggling with since my surgery, so I'm trying to get lots of natural sources of iron into my diet as possible. I decided to go with a crispy shredded chilli beef - this is actually one of our favourite take-out dishes but we have been trying to eat a little more healthily, so I wanted to see if I could recreate a healthier version. We then paired it with some homemade egg fried rice, and prawn crackers

2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 tsp. salt
150g beef (frying steak - thinly sliced into strips)
Vegetable oil
1 carrot (finely shredded)
1 spring onion (shredded)
1/2 garlic clove (chopped)
1 red chilli (shredded)
10g sugar
2 tablespoons white rice vinegar
2 tablespoons cornflour
2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
splash of light soy sauce

Combine the eggs, salt, and corn flour and then coat the beef strips.
Heat the oil then deep-fry the beef strips. Take care to add them to the pan one by one, don't stir for approximately 10 seconds, then stir to ensure that the pieces don't stick together. Cook for approximately 6-7 minutes until brown and crispy. Remove from the pan and drain.
Use a small amount of the oil from frying, stir fry the spring onion, garlic, chilli, and carrot. Add the sugar, white rice vinegar, sweet chilli sauce, and light soy sauce then mix together.
Finally, add the beef, and toss together.

We really enjoyed this dish as a family. I did hide all of the veggies in the sauce, as my two little ones are currently avoiding all vegetables at the moment. The girls really enjoyed trying something new, and it is definitely a meal that we will be making again in the future! All of the ingredients were affordable, and things such as soy sauce, and sweet chilli sauce we always have in our cupboard anyway. I'd love to know if you recreate this recipe!


  1. Looks so tasty and you have made me feel hungry! Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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