Sweet chilli beef stir fry with noodles

With crispy basil leaves and colourful Asian vegetables, this balanced dish is both fragrant and aromatic. The quick-to-cook, cheaper cut of beef makes for a tender addition to the sweet chilli flavour.


1 tsp toasted sesame oil
12 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp sunflower oil
340g pack Waitrose British Beef Bavette Steak, or Frying Steak cut into strips
300g pack Waitrose Asian Fusion Mixed Pepper Stir Fry
1 tsp sesame seeds
2 x 48g Sharwoods Sweet Chilli Stir Fry Melts
2 x 125g pack Sharwoods Wholewheat Noodles, cooked according to packet instructions, to serve


1. Heat the sesame oil in a large frying pan. Drop in the basil leaves and cook until fragrant and lightly browned (take care as they may splutter a little). Carefully lift out of the pan and set aside to crisp up.

2. Add the sunflower oil to the pan and cook the steak strips for
3 minutes, stirring once or twice. Add the stir fry vegetables and sesame seeds and cook for a further 2 minutes.

3. Stir in the sweet chilli melts and cook for 1 minute until the meat
and vegetables are lightly coated.

4. Stir the beef and vegetables through the cooked noodles, and top
with the crispy basil leaves.

Cook’s tip
If you prefer a spicier dish, stir a large pinch of crushed chilli flakes in with the sesame seeds

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,049kJ
Fat 17.7g
Saturated Fat 5.5g
Carbohydrate 54.8g
Sugars 12.6g
Protein 27.2g
Salt 1.4g
Fibre 4.4g

3.9g zinc | 9.5mg niacin

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4 stars

Average user rating Based on 18 ratings

This recipe was first published in Thu May 28 16:09:00 BST 2015.