Stir-Fried Beef in Spicy Hunan Sauce

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Total Time
45mins
Prep
25 mins
Cook
20 mins

The sauce can't be beat for flavor, and like any stir-fry, the recipe works best if you have all of the ingredients/mixtures ready before you begin to cook. I like to serve this beef dish with rice and fresh,lightly steamed or stir-fried green beans or broccoli.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl and stir in the sliced beef; let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  2. Mix Hunan Sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
  3. After 20 minutes, drain the beef well, saving the marinade, and mix marinade into the Hunan Sauce bowl.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of the peanut oil in a skillet at medium-high heat.
  5. Stir fry the beef until it is cooked but still a bit rare.
  6. Remove beef onto a plate.
  7. Add remaining 2 tablespoons peanut oil to the skillet and stir-fry the Hunan Sauce mixture until fragrant.
  8. Stir in the beef, heat through and serve.
Most Helpful

I am not going to rate this, because I made it a little differently, as suggested by another reviewer. I doubled the hunan sauce (not the marinade, though), since I was adding veggies. We did not like it like that at all, way too spicy for us all and not a very good flavor, either. So be careful before adding the whole amount of chili paste. Maybe I'm thinking of another Hunan beef, because I was expecting something different.

4 5

This was ok for us, thanks for posting the recipe. I would add garlic, red pepper flakes and thicken with cornstarch if we used this recipe again. Just needed a bit more flavor for us.

5 5

Both my husband and I loved this! He normally doesn't like Asian beef recipes, but he enjoyed this! While I was heating the sauce he said, "I don't know what you're making but it smells amazing." I had to use a different chili paste since I was out of my usual garlic chili paste, so it ended up a little bit too spicy. Also, I stir fried some veggies to add to this, next time I'll make more sauce to compensate. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!