Friday, September 18, 2009

Chili Beef

Servings: 4

Ingredients:
  • Beef strips - 500 gms
  • Onion - 1 lrg, sliced
  • Chilies/capsicum - 1 cup, sliced (seeded if heat is not preffered)
  • Corn flour - 1 tbsp

  • Marinate:
  • Soy sauce - 1/2 cup
  • Tasting salt - 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper - 1 tbsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
Methods:
  • 1. Mix in the ingredients for the marinade and marinate beef strips overnight.
  • 2. Heat oil in a pan, add the beef and saute on high heat for 4-5 min, till cooked through, remove from the pan and set aside.
  • 3. Add the onions and peppers to the pan, with some black pepper and tasting salt. Add a splash of oil if required, however you should not need to. Saute on high heat till the onions are browned on the edges a bit, but still crispy.
  • 4. Return the beef strips to the pan. Stir to combine and saute for 2-3 min on high heat.
  • 5. In a bowl mix 1/2 cup of ice cold water with the corn starch and 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp soy sauce and 1/2 tsp tasting salt. Whisk to combine smoothly.
  • 6. Add the mixture to the beef. Stir vigorously so that the corn starch does not lump up in one place. Once the gravy starts to thicken and simmer a bit, turn the heat off.
  • 7. Serve immediately on a bed of pasta or rice. Bon App├ętit!

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