Stir-fried tamarind beef

This stir-fried tamarind beef is a great weekday meal. An amazing lightly sweet sticky tamarind sauce that goes great with noodles or rice.

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Stir-fried tamarind beef


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  • 400 gram bavette or steak
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 large spoonfuls of brown sugar
  • 200 ml beef stock
  • sunflower or other neutral oil
  • 1 green onion
Stir-fried tamarind beef ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • small bowl
  • spoon
  • wok
  • plate
  • wooden spoon


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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves. Rinse the greens onion, chop into rings and set aside. Divide the beef into cubes, not too large. Create a sauce by combining tamarind, brown sugar, soy sauce, beef stock and ground ginger. 

Stir-fried tamarind beef
Stir-fried tamarind beef

Finishing the stir-fried tamarind beef -- 15 minutes

Heat a wok on high heat and add a dash of oil. Sear the beef on high heat and then transfer to a plate. Sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes and then add the tamarind mixture.

Let it reduce a bit until it's a sticky sauce and add the beef back to the wok. Heat the beef and make sure the beef is still rosé, otherwise the beef will become tough.

Serve with noodles or rice, green onions and a salad or vegetables of your choice. Enjoy!

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