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.

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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
kaffir lime leaves, or a little lime zest
2 Tbsp
coriander or cilantro leaves for garnishing

How to Make Beef and Bean Stir-fry


  • 1Cut 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.
  • 2Heat 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.
  • 3Add 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