Bitter Melon With Minced Beef in Black Bean Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This melon is bitter but the beef with mild in out.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb flank steak, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 8 bitter melons, remove seed and slice 1/2 inch slice
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 12 tablespoons black bean paste, Chinese
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons oyster sauce


  1. In a mixing bowl add beef, salt and oil to coat the meat and let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. In a high wok add the beef mixture and saute until the meat is halfway cook. Add in the melons slice, ginger, garlic and black bean sauce and stir fry for 5 minutes. Add in the water and bring to a boil and stirring at all time. Taste a piece of the melon for tenderness adds more water if needed. Simmer the mixture add in the sweet soy sauce and oyster to taste.