Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Beef in Black Bean Sauce

For Marinating the beef :

1/2 Kg steak
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp soy sauce

Ingredients :

2 tsp vinegar
1 1/2 tsp cornflour
2 bell peppers thinly sliced
2 green chillies thinly sliced
1 small onion
1 tablespoon fermented black beans
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
6 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons oil for stir-frying
1/2 cup water


Cut the beef into thin long slices. Add the marinade ingredients and marinate the beef for 25 to 30 minutes.

While the beef is marinating, prepare the vegetables. Remove the stems and seeds from the bell peppers and chop. Peel the onion and chop.

Use a cleaver or knife to chop the black beans into tiny pieces or just put it in the chopper. Finely chop the garlic and ginger. Mix the chopped garlic with the black beans.

Heat the wok over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the beef. Brown briefly, then stir-fry until it changes color and is about 80 percent cooked remove the beef from the wok.

In the same oil, add the ginger, chillies, garlic and black bean mixture. Stir-fry . Add the onion. Stir-fry for about 3 minutes, then add the green pepper. Stir-fry for another minute, then add the remaining pepper.

Pour in the water, let it boil. Add the beef back into the pan, add the vinegar. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for a few more minutes. Taste and season with salt, pepper or soy sauce if desired. Serve hot on a bed of noodles or fried rice.

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