Raiding the Recipe Box – Beef in Black Bean Sauce


You may notice I’ve edited the photos, I have decided to make this blog a little more artistic. I also found an app called Prisma which is an awesomely artist photo editor. 

750g round or rump steak

1 tablespoon sherry

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 tablespoons cornflour

pinch of sugar

2.5cm piece green ginger

2 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons oil, extra

2 onions

265g can of bamboo shoots

3 sticks celery

1 red pepper

2 1/2 tablespoons black beans

1 cup boiling water

1 clove garlic

1 cup water, extra

1 teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoons of cornflour, extra

1 chicken stock cube

6 shallots or spring onions

Trim meat, cut into thin slices.Mix meat with sherry, soy sauce, cornflour, sugar and finely-chopped green ginger. Allow to stand for 30minutes.

Heat oil, quickly fry meat until browned, remove from pan; rinse pan. 

Heat extra oil, saute peeled and quartered onions, thinly-sliced, drained bamboo shoots, celery sliced diagonally, and pepper cut into strips, for 2 to 3 minutes; remove from pan, place on serving dish, keep hot. 

Place black beans in bowl, cover with boiling water; allow to stand 5 minutes. Drain beans, mash well with crushed garlic. Add bean mixture to pan with combined water, sugar, cornflour and crumbled stock cube. Stir until sauce boils and thickens, add meat, heat thoroughly. Spoon over vegetables on serving dish. Garnish with thinly-sliced shallots. 

Serves 4. 

Card: 4

Section: Best Beef Recipes

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