Szechuan Beef

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Galley Wench

A great one dish dinner!

Top Review by graniteangel

This dish hit the spot last night. I used three chilis and omitted the brandy, otherwise made as is. Great dish. I served with rice noodles. Will make again for sure.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim the beef and cut into 1/4 inch strips.
  2. Place in a Ziploc bag or shallow dish.
  3. Mix together the hoisin sauce, yellow bean sauce, sherry and brandy together until well blended.
  4. Pour over beef, turning to evenly coat.
  5. Cover and marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Heat a wok or large skillet, add the chilies, scallions, garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until softened.
  7. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  8. Add the carrot and bell peppers to the wok and stir-fry for 4 minutes or until slightly softened.
  9. Transfer to plate and keep warm.
  10. Drain the beef, reserving the marinade, add to the wok and stir-fry for for 3-5 minutes or until browned.
  11. Return the chili mixture and vegetable mixture and the marinade to the wok.
  12. Add the water chestnuts and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until heated through.
  13. Garnish with cilantro.
  14. Serve immediately with rice or noodles.

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