Beef and Bean Stir-fry

Lori S.


Recipe from and posted for the Culinary Quest 2016 - Philipines. Marinating time is not included in prep time.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
15 Min


  • 1 lb
    round steak or top steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    patis or fish sauce
  • 2 tsp
    lime juice
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 lb
    sitaw, string or green beans cut 3 inches long
  • 2
    kaffir lime leaves, or a little lime zest
  • 2 Tbsp
    coriander or cilantro leaves for garnishing

How to Make Beef and Bean Stir-fry


  1. Cut the beef into thin strips across the grain. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, soy sauce, patis or fish sauce, lime juice, salt and pepper stirring well. Pour over beef and marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or deep skillet over medium heat. Drain the beef, reserving the sauce, and fry the meat until tender for about 3 to 5 minutes then stir in the garlic until fragrant.
  3. Add the beans, lime leaves or a little finely grated lime zest and the reserved sauce. Stir-fry for 2 to 4 minutes or until beans are tender. You may wish to add a little water if mixture is to thick and adjust seasonings according to your style and liking. Remove from heat, transfer to a serving platter. and garnish with coriander (cilantro) leaves. Serve immediately.

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About Beef and Bean Stir-fry

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Filipino
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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