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Super Quick and Delicious Chilli Beef

Super Quick and Delicious Chilli Beef

This recipe takes just 15 minutes to prepare and barely 10 minutes to cook, so even if you are exhausted after a full- on day, it is something you could quickly prepare, with fresher flavours. And it's better for you than a take away or pre-made food option. Give it a try! We've used butternut squash "noodles" but you could also cook with rice noodles, if you want to go gluten free, or egg noodles, if you cant find a butternut squash.

These quantities serve 2.

1/2 small butternut squash, spiralised (definition of ’spiralised’ - turning vegetables into noodles, you can get a kitchen gadget to do this) or alternatively buy all ready done from most supermarkets
1 tbsp groundnut oil
1 red onion, peeled and cut in to wedges
1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
300g rump steak, cut in to 1/2 cm thick strips
1cm ginger root, scraped and cut in to fine strips
1 red chilli, deseeded and cut in to thin strips
1/2 red pepper 150ml teriyaki sauce
Juice of 2 limes
A handful coriander, chopped


It's a good idea to get everything ready for your recipe and prepared first, also put a saucepan of water on ready to steam your butternut squash - a bamboo or metal steamer is a good investment.

Slice the steak

First, slice up the steak into thin strips.

Cooking the beef

Next cook the beef. Heat a wok or large frying pan with the groundnut oil. Once it's really good and hot, throw in the onion and cook over a medium heat for around 5 minutes. It is done when you see the onion starting to soften, now turn up the heat again and add the garlic and the beef and stir fry until the beef is cooked - this will be around 3-4 minutes.

Add the ginger, chilli and red pepper

Next add the ginger, chilli and red pepper and stir fry for another 2-3 minutes.

lime in

Now squeeze in 2 limes and the teriyaki sauce, turn the ingredients over in the sauce and make sure you coat everything.
Bubble for a minute or two so the sauce reduces and becomes a little sticky. Whilst this is bubbling away, steam the noodles for 2 minutes.

Finished dish!

Finally, add the cashews and spoon the coriander through the beef and serve in a bowl with the noodles.

finished dish

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