As one of the classic Chinese takeaway favourites in Britain, we thought we’d try our hand at a slightly healthier, home-cooked version to give you those same sweet and sour flavours and crunchy textures of this popular dish. Super speedy with barely any chopping, this one’s perfect for sharing with the family.

Cook our delicious Crispy Chilli Beef in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Crispy Chilli Beef. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Stir-Fry Seasoning pot, a Honey Soy Sauce pot and a Chilli & Garlic Sauce pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Crispy Chilli Beef in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Stir-Fry Seasoning
  • Honey Soy Sauce
  • Chilli & Garlic Sauce

Your shopping list:

jasmine rice
beef (rump/sirloin/thinly cut steak)
large carrot
spring onions
sugarsnap peas(optional)
sesame seeds (to garnish)(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    1. Make the rice

    Put the rice in a lidded non-stick pan with 250ml water. Bring to the boil then turn the heat down to low, cover and simmer for 8 mins. Next, put the sugar snap peas in over the rice, (if using), and then turn the heat off and leave it covered. (If not using the peas, just turn the heat off and keep it covered.)

  • 2.

    2 Meanwhile, prepare the beef

    Put the cornflour in a large bowl and mix in some salt and pepper to season it. Add the beef strips (see tip) and mix well to fully coat them in the flour.

  • 3.

    3 Get stir-frying

    Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok over medium-high heat and when hot, fry the beef in batches until crisp and browned then remove and put aside on kitchen paper. (Around 1-2 mins on each side.)

    Add a little more oil if necessary, then add the STIR-FRY SEASONING and cook for 20 secs, then add the grated carrot and the spring onions. Fry for 1 min, then pour in the HONEY SOY SAUCE with 50ml water. Turn the heat up to get it bubbling and slightly more glazed.

  • 4.

    4. Finishing touches

    Add in the CHILLI & GARLIC SAUCE and mix well, then return the beef to the pan and toss to coat in the sauce.

  • 5.


    Serve the rice and steamed sugar snap peas with the crispy chilli beef over the top. Garnish with sesame seeds (if having).


Crispy Chilli Beef Reviews

BASED ON reviews

John - Dec 31, 2019


Darren - Dec 10, 2019

Amazing dish! I just wanted more and more

Paul - Dec 09, 2019

Really good, my partner dosnt eat much beef and she loved it

Gareth - Dec 08, 2019

It was hard to get the beef crispy

Georgie - Dec 07, 2019

Didn't taste like crispy chilli beef. Didn't go crispy and sauce was odd.

MAISIE - Dec 06, 2019

Delicious and easy to do!

Sally - Dec 06, 2019

One of my faves

Gill - Dec 04, 2019

This was my least favourite dish of the ones we have cooked. Beef didn't get crispy and sauce had a strange after taste.

Toni - Dec 03, 2019


Emma - Dec 02, 2019

So tasty!

Kari Elise - Dec 02, 2019

Love this dish!

Katherine - Dec 02, 2019

Just like the take away!

Louise - Dec 02, 2019

Really tasty, yet another lovely meal. I am yet to be disappointed.

Derek - Dec 02, 2019

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Marie - Dec 01, 2019

I would love to have a box full of this!!! I would recommend using extra cornflour for extra crispness ????

Scott - Nov 29, 2019

Amazing dish

Benjamin - Nov 29, 2019

Promised spice that it did not deliver

Nikki - Nov 29, 2019

Absolutely delicious

Mark - Nov 29, 2019


Samir - Nov 27, 2019

Very rich, tasty though

Georgina - Nov 27, 2019

Couldn’t get the beef sticky and not sweet enough for my palate

Catriona - Nov 26, 2019

A much healthier option to take away and it was much more tasty.

Lucy - Nov 26, 2019


Sarah - Nov 26, 2019

Absolutely delish! Could not get enough. Best recipe so far!

Sarah - Nov 26, 2019

Absolutely delish! Could not get enough. Best recipe so far!

Lisa - Nov 22, 2019

Unreal, crispy beef was gorgeous, loads of taste

Lisa - Nov 22, 2019

Unreal, crispy beef was gorgeous, loads of taste

Lisa - Nov 22, 2019

Unreal, crispy beef was gorgeous, loads of taste

Anna - Nov 22, 2019

Yum yum!

Derek - Nov 21, 2019


Arlene - Nov 20, 2019

It was a bit strong and I didn't get the beef crispy

Arlene - Nov 20, 2019

It was a bit strong and I didn't get the beef crispy

Grace - Nov 20, 2019


Olivia - Nov 19, 2019

A bit more complicated/time consuming than the others, but blooming delicious. Would steam the beans separately next time as they were basically raw. Otherwise, delicious.

Hemali - Nov 19, 2019

Made with chicken and tasted great. Quick and easy meal for a week night

Natasha - Nov 19, 2019

Texture like cat food

Sarah - Nov 18, 2019


lucy - Nov 16, 2019

Should put how long to cook peas for as we overcooked these

Jenefer - Nov 16, 2019

Absolutely loved this recipe as always! Have ordered it now about 3 times! Really really recommend it.

Kerry - Nov 15, 2019

Didn’t go crispy

Andrew - Nov 13, 2019

Better than the local Chinese takeaway

Safina - Nov 12, 2019

Another favourite so tasty and got lots of flavours

Carrie - Nov 12, 2019

This was really nice and I followed the instructions from another reviewer of putting it in the oven, it worked a treat. I thought it was really tasty but it's not very filling. Wouldn't be one to rush to re order

Helen - Nov 12, 2019

Love it!!!

Loren - Nov 11, 2019

Beef didnt stay very crispy

JOANNE - Nov 11, 2019

So nice

Jill - Nov 10, 2019

A little dry probably my cooking

Lauryn - Nov 09, 2019

flipping scrumptious! made this as a side portion along with the katsu curry and they are amazing together!

Diane - Nov 08, 2019


Leanne - Nov 08, 2019

Beautiful. Best yet


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