Chinese Fakeaway: Healthy Beef With Black Bean Sauce

Chinese Fakeaway: Healthy Beef With Black Bean Sauce

The whole world has become much more health conscience as of late. If you're trying to live a healthier lifestyle but find that you're craving your weekly takeaway, we have great news for you.

We're starting this Chinese Fakeaway series, so you can enjoy the taste of your takeaway favourites, without the guilt. First up is one of Ireland's favourite dishes – beef in black bean sauce. This version is MSG-free and low in fat, so you can have second servings, without feeling bad about it.


Serves 2

  • 2 servings of boiled rice
  • 350g stir-fry beef
  • 160g of MSG-free black bean stir-fry sauce
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 level tbsp spelt flour
  • 2tbsps sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp of mangetout and 2 tbsp of baby corn
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 2.5cm piece of ginger, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • Coriander to sprinkle


  1. Mix the beef with the black bean, soy sauce and the Spelt flour.
  2. Leave it to marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  3. Cook the beef in the oil for 1-2 minutes, then add the mangetout, baby corn, chilli and ginger
  4. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes, until the vegetables have softened.

Serve immediately with a sprinkle of coriander, on top of the boiled rice.

Also Read: The 6 Best Places To Grab A Cheap Cocktail In Dublin

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Ciara Finnegan

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