Five-minute Thai Beef and Bean Stir-fry for Two

Give your local Thai takeaway a miss tonight and whip up our healthy stir-fry instead.

Beef and Bean Stir-fry for Two

Give your local Thai takeaway a miss and whip up our succulent Thai Beef and Bean Stir-fry version instead. It’s simple to prepare and much healthier than a purchased version. In our eyes, this is definitely the best Thai beef dish out there.

Serves: 2


  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander, roots and stems
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 400g beef fillet, trimmed of fat and thinly sliced
  • 50g mixed mushrooms (oyster, shiitake, button)
  • 100g green beans, trimmed and cut into thirds
  • 1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 30ml chicken stock


In a food processor, combine the coriander, chilli and garlic to make a paste.

Next, heat oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the beef slices and the garlic paste and fry for two or three minutes, until the meat is golden grown. Then, add the mushrooms, beans, soy sauce, oyster sauce and stock. Cook for two minutes until the beans are just tender.

Divide stir-fry into two bowls and use any excess coriander leaves and chilli to garnish. Serve with steamed rice or noodles. 

Tip: Coriander roots and stems are full of flavour. Instead of discarding them, use them to enhance the flavour of your stir-fry.



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    13th Nov 2018
    That might work providing you don't have metallic paint. That doesn't look like WD 40 in the photo, looks more like cutting compound which you would use anyway.
    Polly Esther
    13th Nov 2018
    What's you talkin about Frank? The photo is all about a fry up not a f**ck up.

    oops sorry pardon me. You have a good day Frank.
    13th Nov 2018
    .... haha - sooooo funny Polly Esther! Kinda' like WTF ........? :-) maybe FrankC cooks in WD 40?
    14th Nov 2018
    Think FrankC is commenting on the off topic WD-40 ad for cleaning dunny bowls rather than the on topic Beef & Bean stir fry.
    Unless FrankC likes WD-40 for extra flavour? LOL
    14th Nov 2018
    lol lol poor ole' FrankC ...we just having fun with him .... made us all smile tho' :-)

    Actually there's a website with like 100 plus weird n wonderful "things" you can use WD40 for...worth looking at. I have a can here purchased for a specific reason....would never have thought of what else it could be used for ...some enterprising people out there... lol

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