Beef Stirfry Sauce

Beef Stirfry SauceThis beef stirfy is a recipe you want to have in your arsenal, it’s so simply yet incredibly tasty. Your guests wont believed it’s not takeout. Show of hands if you love Chinese food. Authentic or not, I love me some Asian food! I think it might be because the flavor profiles are very similar to Nigerian food. There is often a higher balance of flavors (sweet, savory, tangy and spicy) similar to Nigerian flavor profile of savory/spicy.

There are four holy grail condiments for making Asian food at home, this I learnt from an Asian lady I worked with in a restaurant during my college days.

These condiments are

  • Soy sauce,
  • oyster sauce,
  • fish sauce and
  • chili mix;

You can pretty much create your own Asian dishes with a combination of the four condiments above.

I always have these items at home plus  Mirin (cooking wine) and corn starch. Walk into any Asian restaurant kitchen and you will see them using these items to create different dishes.

For this recipe, you will only need soy sauce, mirin, oyster sauce, cornstarch and water. You can add some heat with chopped ata-rodo (scotch bonnet if you like). The recipe is stupidly simple and extremely delicious.

Asian style Beef stirfry

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Serves: 4

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  1. Thinly slice the beef. Season with some salt and pepper. Set aside
  2. Place a large skillet on high heat, add in the oil and heat until very hot. Add in seasoned beef and spread out the pieces. Stir fry for 4 minute. If the beef produces some water, drain out the water and stir fry for another 2 minutes until dried.
  3. Add in the other 3 tablespoons of oil, minced pepper (if using) and sliced onions. Continue to stir fry until the onions are fragrant and wilted – 3-4 minutes
  4. In a bowl, combine all sauce ingredients including cornstarch. Mix thoroughly with a whisk until smooth
  5. Add the sauce mixture into the meat. Immediately reduce the heat to medium. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the vegetables. Cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  6. Serve over rice and enjoy!!!

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By |July 26th, 2016|13 Comments


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    • 9jafoodie
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  2. Ola August 2, 2016 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Tried d beef stirfry today. Absolutely delicious! yhanks 9ja Foodie

  3. blinks July 30, 2016 at 11:15 am - Reply


  4. fluffycutething July 29, 2016 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Good stuff. I also find adding ginger and garlic helps brings out the flavour in dishes like this ;).

    Have you tried black bean sauce with the green pepper and beef sauce? You should!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 30, 2016 at 4:34 pm - Reply

      I completely agree. onion/garlic/ginger will elevate most dishes. Mehn, I have been trying to get a good brand of black bean sauce. Which brand do you use?

      • fluffycutething August 10, 2016 at 5:17 pm - Reply

        Funny enough i’ve never thought to memorise the brand name *covers face*. I buy it from the game store at the palms shopping mall in lekki if that helps though!

  5. raymp3 July 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    nice recipe.. maybe ill try this someday

  6. Inspirationaledu July 26, 2016 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    really looking tasty.. nice one!

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