Spicy Crispy Beef


I've never found a recipe for crispy ginger beef like the ones in the restaurants. I have experimented, and found something pretty close. Serve with rice and some steamed veggies.

close up view of Spicy Crispy Beef with red, yellow and green peppers in a pan with chopsticks
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ¼ tablespoon salt

  • black pepper

  • 12 ounces flank steak, thinly sliced

  • 1 quart oil for frying

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • ½ tablespoon rice wine

  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey

  • 7 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • ½ tablespoon chile paste

  • ¼ cup water

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger root

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ¼ cup sliced onion

  • ¼ cup diced red bell pepper


  1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine cornstarch, salt and pepper together. Mix thoroughly. Toss the steak slices in the cornstarch mixture and coat well.

  3. Deep fry the coated steak slices until golden brown. Check to make sure they are cooked through. Remove from oil, and set aside.

  4. In another mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, rice wine and honey. Add sugar, chili paste, water, and ginger. Mix well and set aside.

  5. Heat a wok or deep frying pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil, and quickly saute the onion, garlic and red pepper for 30 seconds. Add the sauce mixture, and cook another 30 seconds. Finally, add the strips of fried steak and toss to heat through and coat with sauce.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
32g Fat
41g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 1383mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 222mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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