Crispy Firey Beef

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Get ready for a delicious dinner treat: crispy steak coated in a sweet and spicy sauce, mingled with sautéed onions and chili! This dish brings the flavors of Chinese takeout right to your table, but even better. It’s just perfect served with jasmine rice or noodles!

Crispy Firey Beef

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 5


#### Steak:

  • 1 pound sirloin steak thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs beaten

#### Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes add more if you like it spicier
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water mixed with 2 teaspoons cornstarch

#### Veggie Stir-Fry:

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced into large pieces
  • 2 to 3 Fresno Peppers or Bird’s Eye Chili chopped

#### Other:

  • Vegetable oil for frying


**Prepare the Steak:**

  • – In a ziploc bag, mix cornstarch, chili powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • – In a bowl, whisk together eggs, salt, chili powder, and black pepper.
  • – Dip sliced beef in the egg batter, then coat with the cornstarch mixture in batches.
  • – Seal the bag and shake until each piece is evenly coated.

**Make the Sauce:**

  • – In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and sauté garlic, ginger, and tomato paste for about 2 minutes.
  • – Add rice vinegar, chili powder, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, and brown sugar. Simmer, then thicken with the cornstarch-water mixture until it coats the back of a spoon. Set aside.

**Stir-Fry the Veggies:**

  • – Heat sesame oil in a pan and sauté onion until golden and softened.
  • – Add red chilis and sauté for an additional 2 minutes on medium-low heat.

**Fry the Steak:**

  • – Heat vegetable oil to 350°F in a frying pan.
  • – Fry the breaded beef in batches until golden, about 6 to 8 minutes per batch.
  • – Drain on a wire rack.

**Combine and Serve:**

  • – Toss the fried beef with the sauce and veggies until evenly coated.
  • – Enjoy warm over rice or noodles!

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