Spicy Korean beef stir-fry – a sensory treat for Vitamin B

Sweetness of peppers and a subtle tang of Mirin make this spicy Korean beef stir fry a super one-pan supper.
Korean beef stir fry

Smell is one of the main things people use to decide whether they will eat a certain food. This beef stir-fry dish is scented with Korean flavours of ginger and sesame while vitamin B12 found in beef has been shown to have a role to play in your sense of smell.

Serve 4

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 1 ½ inch piece ginger
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp mirin
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tbsp canned chopped pineapple
  • 1-2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 3 tsp white sugar
  • 3 tsp sesame oil
  • 500g sirloin steak, fat trimmed and sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 250g cooked basmati rice
  • Small handful fresh coriander, chopped

Korean beef stir-fry – method

  1. Place the ginger, soy, mirin, garlic, pineapple, chilli flakes and 1 tsp of sesame oil in a bowl and blitz together into a marinade. Place the meat in a dish and pour over the marinade, mix and leave to sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat the remaining sesame oil in a large frying pan. Once hot add the onion and stir-fry for 5 minutes until softened. Add the marinated beef and fry for 5 mins until cooked through. Take off the heat and sprinkle over the sesame seeds.
  3. Serve with rice and garnish with coriander.

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Tags: Last modified: October 14, 2022

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