Chilli Beef Stir Fry

Chilli beef stir fry. Thin strips of steak, pepper and green beans cooked in a tasty sauce make up this sensational easy, healthy stir fry. Wok to table in just over 30 minutes!

Chilli beef stir fry. Thin strips of steak, pepper and green beans and a tasty combination of sauces combined make up this sensational easy, healthy stir fry.

Folks, it’s time to add another delicious new stir fry to the collection of quick healthy meals with this chilli beef stir fry.

I guarantee that the aroma of the kaffir lime leaves, as you stir them around the wok, watching them mingle, imagining and anticipating their flavour, is enough to make you stick your head closer to the cooking of this sumptuous stir fry.

You’ll be so excited to taste that delicious sweet kaffir lime sauce!

Chilli beef stir fry. Thin strips of steak, pepper and green beans and a tasty combination of sauces combined make up this sensational easy, healthy stir fry.

This really is a quick healthy meal. One that you can put together really quickly serving two people.

Plus, it’s just packed with protein and dietary fiber!

Its Thumbs Up From Lynne For This Chilli Beef Stir Fry!

It took just one “Lynne” trial of this chilli beef stir fry, last Sunday for lunch, for it to receive that acclaimed “pass” mark, and thumbs up.

The nodding head and the “mmmmm”, sealing this recipe to be immortalised for ever more into the collection.

There was just one comment. Not enough chilli! I’d only used half of the whole chilli as I’d thought it might be too hot for her. So right back into the recipe the rest of the chilli went!

Chilli beef stir fry. Thin strips of steak, pepper and green beans and a tasty combination of sauces combined make up this sensational easy, healthy stir fry.

So…anyway, let me just come back into reality there, back from the thoughts of enjoying that lunch together and continue with what’s going on here at the moment.

So, it’s 5.48am Wednesday morning. I’ve 10 minutes to finish writing this up before I’ll email it to Lynne for her proof reading through today. This is Thursday’s scheduled post.

In 10 minutes I’ll get my breakfast then I’ll do a quick catch up on some blog reading, have a shower, drive into Glasgow, park the car, get a train though to Edinburgh at 08:12 (picking up an Americano from Starbucks on the way), and walk a good 25 minutes to our office, where I’ve a meeting scheduled.

Starbucks and Train Ticket

Actually it’s a bit like deja vu because I did exactly the same thing yesterday, albeit I was in Dundee!

I also managed to meet up with my folks (sorry mum I’ll not leave it 5 months before I see you next time – my bad!) for a spot of lunch at the DCA.

A pretty delicious lentil and goats cheese salad I must say.

Also, wow, let me just tell you this, after weeks of moaning at you here about the weather, it was 20 degrees, the sun was shining and the scenery on the train from Glasgow to Dundee, just stunning!

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Chilli beef stir fry. Thin strips of steak, pepper and green beans and a tasty combination of sauces combined make up this sensational easy, healthy stir fry.
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Chilli Beef Stir Fry
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
An easy, healthy and delicious steak stir fry recipe with capsicum (pepper) and green beans combined in a delicious sweet kaffir lime sauce.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 2
Calories: 584 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 320 g frying steak , thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion , thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 large red chilli , de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 160 g green beans
  • 1 medium red pepper (capsicum), thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a wok over a high heat. Add the beef in 2 batches, stir frying for 2 – 3 minutes until browned, then remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and stir fry for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Add the kaffir lime leaves and chilli then stir fry together for about 30 seconds to a minute until you can smell the fragrance of the lime.
  4. Add the green beans and pepper, stir fry for 30 seconds to a minute until combined, then add the soy sauce, fish stock and lime juice. Stir fry until the green beans are just tender.
  5. Return the beef strips to the wok. Stir fry until re-heated and combined well with vegetables.
  6. Serve in bowls on their own, making the recipe low carb too, or on plates with just a little rice.
Recipe Notes

You can get kaffir lime leaves from your local Asian food store. They usually come frozen in bags, so its easy to store in your freezer and take out individual ones for stir fries / curries, like this when you need them.


Nutrition Facts
Chilli Beef Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 584 Calories from Fat 247
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.4g 42%
Saturated Fat 10.6g 53%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1199.5mg 50%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 14.8g 59%
Sugars 20.3g
Protein 41.2g 82%
Vitamin A 28%
Vitamin C 230%
Calcium 23%
Iron 44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chilli beef stir fry. Thin strips of steak, pepper and green beans and a tasty combination of sauces combined make up this sensational easy, healthy stir fry.

Right, 3 minutes to go…I’ve also just registered for this years’ “Great Scottish Run” on October 4th. Just the 10k again, so I can attempt to beat my previous time of 50:53. I did toy with the idea of doing the half marathon, but that would involve more training than what I already do for the 10k, and as I’m only just settling into this new routine I think that would be pushing it!

Finally today as its Thursday I like to link up with Amanda at Running with Spoons here to share with you what’s going on over there!

There, phew, just done it! 6am now. Have a great day and a great weekend! 😀

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Chilli beef stir fry. Thin strips of steak, pepper and green beans cooked in a tasty sauce make up this sensational easy, healthy stir fry. Wok to table in just over 30 minutes!

Comments

  1. Neil, you have one hectic start! But, glad you and Lynn got to enjoy this bowl of deliciousness! I am curious about kaffir lime leaves – are they like curry leaves? If they re, I bet they are highly aromatic! Good luck training for the Great Scottish Run!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Shashi, yes kaffir lime leaves are just like curry leaves in that respect, I love them. They last ages in your freezer and never seem to lose their aroma being frozen!

      Start of another hectic day at the moment, planning to head up into the Scottish mountains for some hillwalking tomorrow so frantically packing all our gear at the moment. 🙂

  2. neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

    Thank you so much Autumn! I would love to hear your thoughts if you do get a chance to make this stir fry. I love feedback. 🙂

    Lots of training ahead for the Great Scottish Run, but it’s totally worth it. 😀

  3. Luke and myself are doing the Great Scottish Run too! Just registered this past weekend! I have’t done more than 5 miles without having knee issues so I’m trying to train it back into shape! I also really enjoyed the weather the past few days (well …before the weekend that is) lol! Hope the new job is going well! 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      That’s fantastic that you guys are doing the Great Scottish Run as well! I so enjoyed the run last year, and the course. It’s not often you get to run over the Kingston Bridge, with the motorway traffic removed, and to see such amazing views of Glasgow (weather permitting of course 😉 ).

      New job going great so far Erin, thank you. 🙂 And yes wasn’t summer great last week! Lol

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