You just need 15 minutes to make this fragrant beef and pepper stir-fry – that’s our kind of speedy dinner! Quicker than a takeaway, this dish is perfect for all the family and is bursting with flavour. It’s 495 calories per serving too!



2tbsp oil

2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced

4cm (1½in) piece ginger, cut into fine slices or strips

1 rump steak, about 300g (10oz), cut into fine slices

1 red and 1 green pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced

125g (4oz) mushrooms (chestnut, cup, shiitake or oyster), sliced

100g (3½ oz) mangetout, halved lengthways

300g (10oz) fresh bean sprouts

4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped

3-4tbsp hoisin sauce

2tbsp soy sauce

2tbsp dry sherry

Pinch of sugar

250g (8oz) noodles, to serve

About 250g (8oz) pak choi, to serve

Serves: 4

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins


1. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan, and fry garlic and ginger over a medium heat until crisp. Take out with a draining spoon and drain on kitchen paper on a baking tray.

2. Add the meat to the wok and stir-fry for 1 min, take it out of the wok and put on it on the baking tray. Add pepper slices to the wok, cook for 1 min, then add the mushrooms and stir-fry for a min. Add mangetout, then the bean sprouts and spring onions.

3. Stir in the sauces, sherry and 3tbsp water, with the sugar, then put the beef back in for 30 secs. Serve with the garlic and ginger sprinkled on top.

4. To prepare the noodles: Put the noodles in a bowl. Pour boiling water over to cover. Add pak choi leaves and leave for 4 mins.