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Basil Beef & Bean Stir Fry
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 15 min
Servings: 4
Quick to cook and packed with flavour – the perfect after-work meal.


  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbs salt-reduced soy sauce
  • pepper
  • 400 g lean beef, trimmed of fat, thinly sliced
  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 200 g green beans, ends trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 broccoli, cut into florets
  • 410 g can baby corn spears, drained
  • 1 tbs salt-reduced soy sauce, extra
  • 2 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, roughly torn
  • 4 cups steamed rice (from 2 cups uncooked rice), to serve


  1. Mix garlic, ginger and soy in a small bowl; season with black pepper. Add beef, stir to coat and set aside to marinate while vegetables are prepared.
  2. Spray a non-stick wok or large frypan with oil and heat. Add half the beef and stir-fry for 2 minutes over high heat until browned. Set aside and repeat with remaining beef.
  3. Spray pan with oil, add beans and broccoli and stir-fry for 3 minutes, until tender.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons water to the pan, cover and cook until vegetables soften but remain bright green.
  5. Add in corn, beef, soy and oyster sauces and basil. Stir-fry until heated through.
  6. Serve with steamed rice.

Cover dish, refrigerate and marinate beef for as long as time permits, from 30 minutes to overnight. Do not discard the broccoli stalk; use a peeler to remove the hard outer layer then dice the remaining vegetable and add to stir-fry.

Variation: For more heat, add a chopped red chilli to beef marinade. Substitute lean pork, skinless chicken breasts, kangaroo steak or tofu for beef.

Healthy tip!

Swap a large portion of meat for a smaller portion with extra vegetables.

Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 1810 kJ 409 kJ
433 Cal 98 Cal
Protein 31 g 7 g
Fat, total 7 g 2 g
— saturated 2 g 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 56 g 13 g
— sugars 5 g 1 g
Sodium 1108 mg 250 mg
Fibre 8 g 2 g

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    An enjoyable meal. It was good to make a home made sauce, rather than a store bought sauce which is usually more expensive. Agreed, I would add more vegetables next time.
    Posted on: 26 Aug 19

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    I added mushrooms and capsicum to increase veggies. The whole family enjoyed it.
    Posted on: 26 Aug 14

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