Beef and pepper stir-fry

A tasty stir-fry that the whole family will love. It only takes 15 mins to knock up – that’s quicker than ordering a takeaway!
Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy


    • 2tbsp oil
    • 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
    • 4cm (1½in) piece ginger, cut into fine slices or strips
    • 1 rump steak, about 300g (10oz), cut into fine slices
    • 1 red and 1 green pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
    • 125g (4oz) mushrooms (chestnut, cup, shiitake or oyster), sliced
    • 100g (3½ oz) mangetout, halved lengthways
    • 300g (10oz) fresh bean sprouts
    • 4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
    • 3-4tbsp hoisin sauce
    • 2tbsp soy sauce
    • 2tbsp dry sherry
    • Pinch of sugar
    • 250g (8oz) noodles, to serve
    • About 250g (8oz) pak choi, to serve


    1. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan, and fry garlic and ginger over a medium heat until crisp. Take out with a draining spoon and drain on kitchen paper on a baking tray.
    1. Add the meat to the wok and stir-fry for 1 min, take it out of the wok and put on it on the baking tray. Add pepper slices to the wok, cook for 1 min, then add the mushrooms and stir-fry for a min. Add mangetout, then the bean sprouts and spring onions.
    1. Stir in the sauces, sherry and 3tbsp water, with the sugar, then put the beef back in for 30 secs.
    1. Serve with the garlic and ginger sprinkled on top.
    1. To prepare the noodles: Put the noodles in a bowl. Pour boiling water over to cover. Add pak choi leaves and leave for 4 mins.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 15.0g saturates 4.0g calories 495(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.