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Kung Pao Beef


3 people


40 minutes



Kung Pao Beef calls for several simple ingredients: Beef tenderloin, sliced Roasted peanuts Dried red chilies Vegetable oil Ginger Garlic Scallion Marinate the beef with these seasoning ingredients: Corn starch Soy sauce Chinese Shaoxing rice wine Sesame oil Kung Pao sauce is key in this recipe: Soy sauce Dark soy sauce Sugar Chinese black vinegar Water Corn starch

Step 1

Cut beef into thin slices, rinse in water, and pat dry with paper towels. Marinate the beef slices with corn starch, soy sauce, Chinese Shaoxing rice wine, and sesame oil. Cover the meat with plastic wrap and let it marinate for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl, whisk well. Set aside.

Step 3

Heat the frying pan (or skillet) with one tablespoon of oil on medium-high heat and stir-fry the marinated beef until the meat is halfway cooked or turns brown. Remove and set aside.

Step 4

Clean the frying pan and heat it with two tablespoons of oil. Add in ginger, garlic slices, and give a quick stir before adding the dried red chilies.

Step 5

Continue stir fry until the dried red chilies smell spicy, then add in the beef slices. Keep stirring the meat a few times before adding in the roasted peanuts.

Step 6

Finally, add the sauce mixture and consistently stir the meat until fully cooked and coated with sauce. Dish out and sprinkle the scallions on top. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

HOW MANY CALORIES IS THIS RECIPE? This recipe is 417 calories per serving.

Kung Pao Beef is a classic Szechuan recipe with tender beef, roasted peanuts and vegetables in a spicy, flavorful Kung Pao sauce. 

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