Sesame Ginger Beef

Sesame Ginger Beef is a simple stir fry of Beef with ginger and sesame seeds mixed with green beans then flavoured with soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil. It’s one of the simplest stir fries you can ever make but simple does not mean it’s also simple in flavour, in fact this dish has a very flavourful taste thanks to the mixture of Asian seasonings. A perfect dish for those who have a busy lifestyle as it can pre-prepared in less than 30 minutes if you are quite a pro on your knife skills or if you beef comes pre-cut, all you need is a really hot wok and a freshly cooked jasmine rice and you will definitely be up for a great treat.

Sesame Ginger Beef
  • 600 g rump steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 300 g green beans, trimmed
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 stalks spring onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • peanut oil
  1. In a bowl combine together cornstarch, 2 tbsp soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine and baking soda. Mix well then add the beef, toss well to evenly coat. Let it marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Prepare a really hot wok, add oil then in batches cook the beef on one side until it sears, around 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on how thick or hot your wok is. Turn in one the other side then cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute. Turn only once then set it aside.
  3. Using the same wok add oil then sauté garlic and ginger.
  4. Add the green beans then stir fry for a minute.
  5. Add back the cooked beef, remaining soy sauce, spring onions, sugar and sesame oil, stir fry for 2 minutes, sprinkle a bit of water to hydrate it then serve topped with toasted sesame seeds.



5 Responses

  1. Jeff says:

    I wasn’t hungry, and then I took one look at this post, and now I’m starving!

  2. suituapui says:

    Ginger beef is a simple but popular Chinese dish. One popular way of serving it here is on a sizzling hot plate. Venison (deer meat) is also popular cooked in this same way.

  3. Totally salivating, a dish I love and your pic jumps out of the screen (I wish it did).

  4. mjskitchen says:

    I’ve order this many times. Now I can make it at home. YAY!

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