My good friend Lin gave me a recipe for beef in oyster sauce, I misread the amount of black pepper called for in her recipe, and the result was fantastic! I especially like the recipe because no soy sauce is used. My husband likes to eat them with the leftover sliced uncooked onion to bring out the sweetness of the oyster sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 small servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon oyster sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch in a bowl. Add beef and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator 30 to 45 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator 10 minutes before cooking.

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  • Stir together water, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 2 tablespoons oyster sauce, and pepper in a small bowl; set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Stir in onion, and cook until it beings to brown on the edges, about 1 minute. Add the beef, and continue cooking and stirring until the beef is just slightly pink, about 5 minutes. Pour in the sauce; cook and stir until the sauce has thickened and turned translucent, about 1 minute more.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 12.9g; carbohydrates 3.8g; fat 14.8g; cholesterol 43.2mg; sodium 94.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2009
Instead of vegetable oil I soaked my beef strips in 1 tablespoon cooking white wine 1 tablespoon cornstarch. I added the oyster sauce last just before turning off the stove. Serve it over rice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2008
Hard to pinpoint why I wasn't crazy about this recipe - I think I wanted more of an oyster sauce flavor but the pepper in it was pretty overwhelming. I know that's why the person who submitted the recipe likes it so much, but I would tone down the pepper next time (and I like spicy). Served it with some nice steamed veggies over brown rice and it made a very nice meal. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2008
Hard to pinpoint why I wasn't crazy about this recipe - I think I wanted more of an oyster sauce flavor but the pepper in it was pretty overwhelming. I know that's why the person who submitted the recipe likes it so much, but I would tone down the pepper next time (and I like spicy). Served it with some nice steamed veggies over brown rice and it made a very nice meal. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2009
Instead of vegetable oil I soaked my beef strips in 1 tablespoon cooking white wine 1 tablespoon cornstarch. I added the oyster sauce last just before turning off the stove. Serve it over rice. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2011
I like this recipe, but agree with the other reviewer who said that the black pepper overwhelms the dish. Oyster sauce is a rather delicate flavor. I will cut back the pepper to 1/4 teaspoon next time I make it and maybe add some red pepper flakes if I want it spicy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2010
This recipe is a pretty standard beef stir-fry. I cooked it in a wok and added a package of stir-fry vegetables. I served it over white rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2011
Loved how spicy it was and put more water to it at the end because we loved the sauce. The sugar made a huge difference it was so tasteful. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2013
I bought oyster sauce months ago and never used it. Today I was looking for a recipe for my beef filet and found this recipe it's easy and my children loved it even my little boy who is not a big fan of meat. I made it with mashed potatoes as a side dish and it went well with the sauce I only put a pinch of black pepper and added a bit of water while cooking to make more sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2018
I made it twice. The first time as is. Liked it but wanted more sauce. The second time I added a lot more oyster sauce. It made it quite salty but still yummy. I also added chopped red and yellow peppers green onions and garlic to the meat. I'll probably make it again. Read More
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