Spicy Crispy Beef

Author: Marthinus Strydom
Category: Beef
Serves/Qty: 4.00
Heidi Strydom

Deep fried strips of rumb or sirloin steak, sauteed with onion and red pepper in a spicy but sweet soy sauce. Serve with steamed rice and vegetables.

Marthinus Strydom

The Story

I haven't come across a recipe for crispy ginger beef that tastes as well as the ones at restaurants. Through experimentation, I was able to come close. Serve with some steamed vegetables and rice.

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Adjust Quanities

¼ cup (12 Teaspoons) cornstarch
¼ tbsp (0.75 Teaspoons) salt
black pepper
350 g steak, thinly sliced
oil for frying
4 tbsp (12 Teaspoons) soy sauce
1 tbsp (3 Teaspoons) rice vinegar
½ tbsp (1.5 Teaspoons) rice wine
1½ tbsp (4.5 Teaspoons) honey
7 tbsp (21 Teaspoons) granulated sugar
½ tbsp (1.5 Teaspoons) chile paste
¼ cup (12 Teaspoons) water
3 tbsp (9 Teaspoons) chopped fresh ginger root
1 tbsp (3 Teaspoons) vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ cup (12 Teaspoons) sliced onion
¼ cup (12 Teaspoons) diced red bell pepper


  1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine cornstarch, salt and pepper together. Mix thoroughly. Toss the steak slices in the cornstarch mixture and coat well.
  3. Deep fry the coated steak slices until golden brown. Check to make sure they are cooked through. Remove from oil, and set aside.
  4. In another mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, rice wine and honey. Add sugar, chili paste, water, and ginger. Mix well and set aside.
  5. Heat a wok or deep frying pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil, and quickly saute the onion, garlic and red pepper for 30 seconds. Add the sauce mixture, and cook another 30 seconds. Finally, add the strips of fried steak and toss to heat through and coat with sauce.