Peppered beef stir-fry



15 min


4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 8 minutes


  • 1 head broccoli
  • 500 g top sirloin steak , or stir-fry strips
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce , or 1/4 cup each hoisin and soy sauces
  • 2 to 3 tsp steak spice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 250-g pkg sliced button mushrooms , about 4 cups
  • 1/3 cup water


  • Cut stems from broccoli. Peel, then slice into thin rounds. Slice florets into bite-size pieces. Trim excess fat from beef, then slice into stir-fry strips, about 1/4 inch (0.5 cm) wide. Measure teriyaki sauce into a small bowl and stir in steak spice and cornstarch. If you aren¿t using cornstarch, the sauce will still taste good but will be a little thinner.
  • Heat oil in a wok or large wide saucepan over medium-high heat. Add beef and stir-fry just until it changes colour, 2 minutes. Remove to a bowl. Add mushrooms to pan and drizzle in more oil, if needed. Stir-fry just until mushrooms start to take on colour, 2 minutes. Add to meat in bowl. Pour water into pan. Scrape up and stir in any brown bits from pan bottom. Add broccoli florets and stems. Stir-fry until water evaporates, 2 to 3 minutes. Return meat and mushrooms to pan. Drizzle teriyaki mixture overtop. Stir constantly until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Delicious with rice or noodles.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 241,
  • Protein
  • 30 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.8 g,
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3.1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1478 mg.

A generous sprinkling of steak spice gives an instant lift to an easy stir-fry the whole family will enjoy.

Tomorrow’s lunch

Reheat in microwave and spoon into a big crusty bun or pita.