Beef with chilli and basil

Beef with chilli and basil

Stir-fries are easy to prepare and make for healthy meals.

As the ingredients are cooked quickly at high heat, vegetables don’t lose their nutrients.


Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 400g rump steak, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt reduced soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup basil leaves



  1. Heat half the oil in a wok or large non-stick frying pan until hot.
  2. Add the meat and stir fry in batches until browned and almost cooked through.
  3. Remove and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Combine the sweet chilli sauce, soy and fish sauce and set aside.
  5. Heat the remaining oil. Add the onion and bell pepper and stir fry for 2-3 minutes until just tender.
  6. Add the red chilli and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Return the meat to the pan, along with the sweet chilli sauce mixture. Cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce is warmed through.
  8. Remove from heat, toss through the basil leaves and serve immediately.



Remember when cooking stir-fries to chop and slice your ingredients first and keep them about the same size so they cook evenly.

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