Sesame beef stir-fry with cucumber salad

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Recipe from: 18 February 2016
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min


  • 400
    beef minute steaks, thinly sliced
  • 1
    chilli flakes
  • 15
  • 40
    soy sauce
  • 30
    rice wine or cider vinegar
  • sesame oil (optional)
  • 1
    cucumber, diced
  • 30
    sunflower or canola oil
  • 1
    onion, sliced
  • 1
    clove of garlic
  • 100
    baby spinach
  • 30
    sesame seeds, toasted
  • basmati rice, to serve
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Mix together the beef, chilli, 10ml sugar, 30ml soy sauce, 15ml vinegar and a few drops of sesame oil (if using). Set aside to marinate.


Mix the cucumber with 5ml sugar, 10ml soy sauce, 15ml vinegar and a few drops of sesame oil. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heat the oil in a wok or non-stick pan. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the beef and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add the spinach and stir-fry until just wilted. Stir in 15ml sesame seeds. Serve with rice and the cucumber salad, sprinkled with the remaining sesame seeds.

Text and image: Ideas magazine

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