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Sticky Szechuan Beef

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Sticky Szechuan Beef is a lovely quick meal idea perfect for dinner – ideal for a busy weeknight when you are short on time but wanting big flavour. I’ve said it before but I do like things hot so I pile on the chillies and I’m a little over generous with the szechuan pepper.

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The sweet stickiness of the honey combines deliciously with the heat of the chillies and peppers. This meal packs great flavour and is zingy bright and colourful. Just what you need at the end of a busy day.

sticky Szechuan beef and broccoli served with chopped peanuts scattered over the top and chopsticks by the side
homemade sticky szechuan beef and broccoli sprinkled with freshly chopped chilli. Text overlay saying "easy dinner recipe sticky szechuan beef"
Yield: 2

Sticky szechuan beef

szechuan beef recipe, quick beef stir fry recipe, chopsticks, toasted peanuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 350g steak - thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • a splash of sesame oil
  • 1 tsp szechuan pepper
  • 1 tsp five spice powder
  • small head of broccoli - pulled into small bitesize pieces
  • red chilli - finely sliced
  • 4 spring onions - sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 pepper - finely sliced
  • rice to serve - I often use a microwave rice sachet for serving with this recipe just to be speedy.
  • a scattering of lightly toasted crushed peanuts or cashews.


1.  Make
a quick marinade - mix the honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, szechuan pepper, sesame
seeds and five spice together in a bowl and add the steak strips.

2.  Whilst
these marinate - prepare the vegetables.

3.  Heat
a splash of sesame oil in a large wok style pan and add the steak slices - let
them sizzle and cook through, turning just a little sticky and caramelised.
After 8-10 minutes remove from the pan and just keep to one side.

4.  Add
another splash of sesame oil to the pan and throw in the garlic, onions,
chilli, pepper and broccoli - briskly stir fry for 5-6 minutes until just
tender. Add the beef back to the pan and mix everything together.

5.  Quickly
toast the nuts in a dry frying pan and bash in a pestle & mortar.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1167Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 220mgSodium: 1563mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 7gSugar: 22gProtein: 72g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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