Chinese Muslim Stir-Fried Beef and Celery (Qin Cai Chao Niu Rou)

Recipe by Kate S.
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READY IN: 23mins
SERVES: 2-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In small bowl, mix raw ground beef with salt.
  • Mince chili pepper and celery (3mm pieces). The Chinese leave the seeds in the chili, which yields a spicy dish. You may remove them if you like.
  • Thinly slice garlic.
  • Heat empty wok over highest heat for 30 seconds. Add peanut oil and swirl to heat. When oil starts to smoke, add garlic and stir a few seconds until slightly fragrant.
  • Quickly, before garlic burns, add chili peppers and celery and stir-fry several minutes. They should not lose their color.
  • Remove vegetables to a bowl, leaving as much oil in the wok as possible.
  • Again make sure wok is very hot, then add peppercorns and sizzle briefly until fragrant.
  • Add beef and stir-fry a minute or two until done.
  • Add vegetables to meat, combine thoroughly, and serve with rice and several other Chinese dishes.
  • Serves four as part of a Chinese meal. Serves 1 or 2 with no other dishes.
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