And The Real Winner Is: Sesame and chilli beef stir fry with broccoli and green pepper

Apologies for the self congratulatory title of this post, but it’s concerning the meal I made to accompany watching the England v Algeria game on the World Cup (soccer for you Americans).

The game itself was a terrible washout of a goalless draw… pretty much guaranteed to make a part time, fair weather football fan like me even more part time, and downright tropical climate requiring.

Anyhow, more importantly here’s what I did:

First I acquired a really nice bit of sirloin, weighing just over 1lb

Nice sirloin steak

I then trimmed off some of the fat and sliced the meat thinly against the grain:

Trimmed and sliced

I assembled my marinade ingredients:

Marinade: Soy sauce, blackbean sauce, chinese cooking wine, sesame oil, garlic

I then marinaded the beef for 1 hour in 2 tblsp’s soy sauce, 1 tblsp blackbean sauce, 2 tblsp’s chinese cooking wine, 1 tblsp sesame oil, 2 crushed and chopped cloves of garlic.

Beef in marinade

While the beef was marinading I assembled the rest of the ingredients for the stirfry: 1 tsp sesame seeds, a small head of brocolli, 3 spring onions, 1 green pepper, 2 large red chillies, 4 green birdseye chillies, 3 more cloves of garlic.

Ingredients for the stirfry

Chopped everything up suitably:


Then heat some groundnut oil in a wok, and throw in the sesame seeds. Fry for about 10-20 secs until they start to colour…

Fry the sesame seeds

Add the spring onions and green chillies and fry for about 1 min

Add the spring onions and green chillies

Add the beef. Fry for a few mins until nicely coloured.

Add the beef

When the beef has coloured nicely, add a good teaspoon of brown sugar.

Add a teaspoon of brown sugar

After stirring the sugar in, add the broccoli, green pepper and red chilli…

Add broccoli, green pepper and red chilli

Stir fry for 5-8 mins until broccoli is nicely al dente, or cooked to taste..

Stir fry until broccoli is nicely al dente

While I was doing this, I also made some fried rice according to a method given to me by friend and colleague Kevan Frost.
To make the rice, first boil your rice till done and drain. Set aside.
Then, when ready, heat some groundnut oil in another wok. When hot put one egg into the pan and scramble round with a wooden spoon. Then add the rice, fry for a few mins, add chopped spring onion, sweetcorn, and peas (which I had steamed previously). I also gave it a splash of soy sauce as well.
Finally, stir in a good tblsp of sesame oil.

Fried rice and stirfry

Serve out immediately with a glass of cold beer. Then watch a rubbish football match……

Serve out and watch bad football


About Gourmet Gorman
I'm a musician who enjoys cooking

16 Responses to And The Real Winner Is: Sesame and chilli beef stir fry with broccoli and green pepper

  1. leeswammes says:

    So that’s how you make fried rice! Sorry for not being in awe about your main dish – I don’t eat meat (which is unforgivable for any self-respecting cook – which I’m not).

    The meal looks very good and ideal for a rubbish game. But what to do if the game turns out well? Have ginger ice cream for afters, I guess!

  2. Rice Palette says:

    Wow that looks very delicious!! I like all the photos that provide all the steps πŸ™‚ That’s some serious multi-tasking there, doing two at once :0)

  3. Karolina says:

    This is my favourite stir fry, but I wish I could do my own black bean sauce, because I do not trust ready made stuff. πŸ˜‰ I have to admit I was never good at beef stir fries for some reason. I have to practice more with this meat.

  4. This would be delicious, but WAY to spicy for me. I used to love spice, but can’t handle it up so high any more.

  5. jlheuer says:

    These are like training videos. You really hold your cook’s hands through these recipes. I don’t have the patience to tell my viewers how to do every detail. Btw, finished dishes look great!

  6. This looks amazing, I dont think I want any other dish but this one, at this minute! Although I would have to trade the chopsticks for a fork :p Thanks for the step by step guide πŸ˜€

  7. nisha says:

    I have jus recently started experimenting with Chinese food and must say i love it:)
    Am totally bookmarking your blog and c ya around:)

  8. Lulu says:

    they look soo yummy!

  9. fieran says:

    There’s something about sesame oil that makes food all the more tastier. I’ve been hooked on Soba Noodles with Teriyaki Chicken Broth> lately – wouldn’t be the same without sesame oil.

  10. Goodness, all of your food looks so good! We love Chinese food, I’ll have to get the family carnivores to try this one out. It’s making me hungry just looking at it… maybe I’d have to sneak a bite too. πŸ˜‰

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  12. Ughhh! That looks so yummy! You blow my meals out of the water! πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to future posts!

  13. Rachel Raczka says:

    This looks SO good… and simple! (Bonus!) I can’t wait to make this next week!

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