Spicy Peanut Beef Stir-Fry with Tenderstem® Purple

Spicy Peanut Beef Stir-Fry with Tenderstem® Purple

This stir-fry is incredibly moreish; it’s a real treat and yet takes just minutes to put together. Try it with basmati rice or your favourite noodles.

Preparation time

10 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes



Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 525
  • Fat 30.3g High
  • Saturates 6.7g High
  • Carbs 16.4g
  • Sugars 11.2g Low
  • Fibre 9g
  • Protein 42.3g
  • Salt 1.64g Medium


  1. Remove the florets from the Tenderstem® Purple and set aside. Cut the stems into 5cm pieces, then halve or quarter them lengthways (whichever will make the Tenderstem® Purple pieces a similar size as the pepper strips to ensure even cooking.)

  2. Mix the peanut butter, soy sauce and rice vinegar together and set aside.

  3. Heat 1 tbsp of the vegetable oil in a large wok, then add the garlic and chilli. Stir fry on a high heat for 15-30 seconds until the garlic just starts to turn golden, then add the peppers and Tenderstem® Purple stems. Stir fry, keeping the heat on high, for 4 minutes until just softened.

  4. Rub the beef strips with the remaining vegetable oil. Move the vegetables to one side of the wok, then add the beef to the empty side of the wok and let it sear for 15 seconds before mixing everything together, adding the Tenderstem® Purple florets and stir frying for a further 2 minutes until the beef is just cooked through.

  5. Lower the heat, then add the peanut sauce and ¾ of the sliced spring onions. Stir fry for a further minute, then divide between 2 serving bowls. Top with the remaining spring onions and chopped peanuts and serve immediately with rice or noodles.

    TOP TIP:

    Once you’ve sliced the spring onions, put them in a bowl of cold water – it’ll take away some of the sharpness, and crisp them up nicely.

    If you prefer, you can keep your Tenderstem® Purple whole – just add the whole lot rather than the stems only in step 3.

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