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.

Chilli Beef Stir Fry

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
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 584kcal
Author Neil


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Add the onion and garlic and stir fry for a further 2 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Return the beef strips to the wok. Stir fry until re-heated and combined well with vegetables.
  • Serve in bowls on their own, making the recipe low carb too, or on plates with just a little rice.


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.


Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 41.2g | Fat: 27.4g | Saturated Fat: 10.6g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1199.5mg | Fiber: 14.8g | Sugar: 20.3g | Vitamin A: 1400IU | Vitamin C: 189.8mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 7.9mg