Quick & Easy Beef in Black Bean Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I have worked with a lot of asians and one friend of mine gave me a taste of her lunch dish and I had to have this recipe. You won't believe how easy and authentic it tastes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a very sharp knife slice beef very thinly diagonally to make little mini fillets.
  2. It doesn't matter if it is cut roughly as long as it is thin so that the beef turns out tender.
  3. Prepare all vegetables as stated in ingredients list or you can choose to cut them however you would like them presented.
  4. Have all ingredients handy beside cooktop.
  5. Blend cornflour into beef stock making sure there are no lumps.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Heat oil in wok or large fry pan on high heat.
  8. (Tip: heat the pan first before adding oil; this prevents oil from burning).
  9. Brown beef in batches.
  10. Put aside.
  11. Clean out wok with paper towel and add vegetables all at once.
  12. Stir fry vegetable until just tender but not overcooked.
  13. Remove from pan.
  14. Add your black bean sauce, sugar, fish oil and beef stock into pan and stir quickly to make a sauce.
  15. Sauce will thicken.
  16. Sometimes depending on how much liquid there is you may need to add more liquid if it is too thick or add more blended cornflour if it is too thin.
  17. It depends on your taste.
  18. Add beef and vegetables and stir-fry for a further minute if you like your vegetables crunchy or simmer on low for five minutes if you like them softer.


Most Helpful

Beef beautifully tender and our mix of veggies just right (we used onion {cut into wedges so persons who are intolerant could remove), carrot, cauliflower, broccoli, snow peas and bean shoots (which were added in the last minute). I also doubled the recipe and the DH and agreed we would have liked a bit of bite to the recipe so would add a bit of chilli and we both though it was very salty (which meant the DM absolutely loved it) but then that is the essence of Black Bean Sauces but still enjoyed as a change of pace meal, thank you Susie T, made for Cooking Game Mania tag game.

I'mPat October 01, 2013

So easy. So healthy. So delicious. So I LOVE IT. I didn't have fish oil OR peanut oil, just used canola in the pan and omitted it from the sauce. It was great, regardless. Had no broccoli so compensated with extra of the other veggies. Thanks Susie T for a beaut recipe that will definitely be used again and again.

RubberDucky AU March 19, 2010

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