Chilli beef

Sticky Sweet Chilli Beef
Since it’s the year of the ox we thought we would include a tasty Chinese inspired Beef noodle recipe for you to enjoy this lunar new year.


Ingredients


50g Spring Onion
– 30g Cornflour
– 30ml Soy Sauce
– 450g Minced Beef
– 30g Tomato Puree

  • 30ml Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 150ml Water
  • 20ml Veg Oil
  • Cooked Noodles (x 4 Portions)

 

Method:
1. In a bowl, whisk together the sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce, tomato paste and water. Set aside.

  1. Break up mince, and pat dry. Add to a mixing bowl with the cornflour and a pinch of salt, gently mix in so beef strands are covered
  2. Heat a large pan over a medium heat, before adding oil.
  3. Add half the beef mince, and fry till lightly golden, giving it a light toss occasionally.
  4. Remove from the pan.
  5. Add the other tsp of oil and repeat with the remaining beef mince. Removing from the pan to start the sauce.
  6. Add the sauce ingredients to the pan and heat on medium high till sauce just starts to thicken
  7. Lower the heat then, Add back the beef and lightly shake the pan to coat the beef in the sauce.
  8. Top with Spring onions. To serve ladle on top of cooked noodles in a bowl.

 

Tofu sweet and sour

Simple Vegan Sweet and Sour ‘Chicken’
For this recipe we’ve focused on using plant based ingredients in a simple recipe. In celebration of this Chinese lunar new year. 

 

Ingredients

Stir Fry:
– 1 x pack of Quorn fillets or Tofu Cubes
– 1 Teaspoon of vegetable oil
– 1 x Red Pepper (Sliced)
– 1 x Carrot (Peeled,Sliced)
– 1 x Cup of Mushrooms (chopped into ¼’s)
– 1 x 8oz Can of Pineapple chunks (Drain and keep the juice)

 

Sweet & Sour Sauce:

  • 3 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons of Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons of Tomato Ketchup
  • Juice From Pineapple Can
  • ¼ Cup of Vegetable Stock
  • 3 Tablespoons of Cornflour
  • 3 Tablespoons of water

Method:

  1. Cook Quorn Fillets or tofu to packet requirements.
  2. In a large pan over a medium high heat, fry pepper, carrots, mushrooms and pineapples.
  3. Cook for 7-8 Mins or until softened.
  4. Meanwhile make the sweet and sour sauce. Firstly make a slurry from the cornflour and water.Then using a whisk mix together with the vinegar, ketchup, sugar and stock.
  5. Genty Pour the mixture over the vegetables in the pan. Remove fillets from the oven , cut and place in the pan.
  6. Bring to a simmer and serve with egg fried rice.

 

 

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