Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion

This slimming friendly Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion tastes like a takeaway, but has far less calories and Weight Watchers Points!

It’s the perfect Chinese fakeaway.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Firstly, I need to say that you don’t have to make this with beef. I know that beef tends to be more expensive than chicken.

You could even make this Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion with pork if you like. All our recipes are pretty adaptable that way.

Also, you’d probably enjoy this Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion recipe even if you’re not a fan of ginger.

When you add the garlic, oyster sauce and soy sauce, the ginger really mellows out. That being said if you like ginger, feel free to add some more!

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If you’re a fan of the takeaway why not try some of our other Asian inspired dishes?

How many Calories are in this Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion?

There are 321 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. You can find all of our other Everyday Light recipes here.

This Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What diets is this Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion suitable for?

This Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions; 

  • Soy Sauce
  • Oyster Sauce

You could also enjoy this Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion if you’re dairy free. 

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

You could make this dish vegetarian by swapping out the beef for a meat free alternative like Quorn, and substituting the Oyster Sauce for a vegetarian equivalent.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion?

There are only 4 Points per portion which is an amazing saving from the takeaway version! 

How to make Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion

  • Spray a large frying pan or wok with low calorie cooking spray and gently heat.
  • Brown the beef on both sides in small batches, but just to colour. DO NOT let it cook through. Set aside.

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  • Deglaze the pan with 1 tbsp of Rice Vinegar and a bit of water. Make sure to get all the beef that is stuck to the bottom. This will give your dish real depth of flavour.
  • Spray the pan with some more low calorie cooking spray and fry the onion, garlic, ginger and mushrooms until the onion is soft.

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  • Add the rice vinegar, oyster sauce and soy sauce, cook until it thickens.

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  • Add the beef back to the pan along with the chopped spring onions and cook for a further 5 minutes stirring often.

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  • Add the peppers and baby corn, cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Serve & enjoy!

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What should you should serve with Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion?

If you want to serve up Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion, how about one of the options below?

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

Do you need any special ingredients to make Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion?

There isn’t much that you need to make this Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion. I even think I can count the ingredients on one hand.

Good quality ingredients are always important.

We used Sirloin steak (with the fat trimmed off of course!) but you could use;

  • Rump steak
  • Fillet steak – if you’re feeling a bit posh!
  • Topside, Silverside any cheaper cut of beef – slice it as thin as you can, place between two pieces of cling film and whack the hell out of it with a rolling pin.

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If you’re not a fan of peppers, then use some other form low calorie veg. We sometimes add broccoli, carrots, pak choi, or even butternut squash.

There are however some items which will make it far easier to make!

One thing that is essential to make this Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion is Rice Vinegar.

It’s available from most supermarkets, and we use it a LOT when we cook any Chinese dishes. This is because rice vinegar is the closest thing to Chinese rice wine that you can get without using lots of extra calories.

It features in most of our Chinese fakeaway dishes. Even this Salt & Pepper Chicken. Lush!

The last thing that isn’t essential, but will make your life SO much easier is a decent knife.

Being chefs we’re a bit obsessed with our knives, but if you can, you should have one good knife.

If your’e trying to slim down, you’re probably going to chop and prepare a LOT of vegetables.

A good knife will make your life so much easier!

How do you know when Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion is cooked?

When cooked the meat will be browned throughout, but not too tough. The vegetables will be softened but still have a little bite.

This should take approx 15 minutes on the hob over a medium heat.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

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If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Spray a large frying pan or wok with low calorie cooking spray and gently heat.
  2. Brown the beef on both sides in small batches, you just to colour the beef. DO NOT let it cook through. Set aside.
  3. Deglaze the pan with 1 tbsp of Rice Vinegar and a bit of water. Make sure to get all the beef that is stuck to the bottom. This will give your dish real depth of flavour.
  4. Spray the pan with some more low calorie cooking spray and fry the onion, garlic, ginger and mushrooms until the onion is soft.
  5. Add the rice vinegar, oyster sauce and soy sauce, cook until it thickens.
  6. Add the beef back to the pan along with the chopped spring onions and cook for a further 5 minutes stirring often.
  7. Add the peppers and baby corn, cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Serve & enjoy!

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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21 Comments
  1. Hi, not much of a cook but going to give this a go, when you deglaze the pan, what do we do with the liquid? Do we pour it back over the beef? Or do we cook the onions garlic ginger etc in it.
    Sorry if this is a really stupid question.

  2. Hi, Quick question if I may? Lots of your recipes call for Ginger, never really used it before, would the lazy ginger in the jar be ok to use instead, and if so how much? Thx in advance 🙂 x

  3. Hi. I cannot print off this recipe. Every time I click the link, it redirects me but the page is blank? X

  4. This is really delicious! Now one of my favourite recipes – I don’t even consider it a ‘diet’ food and prefer over a takeaway everytime. Thanks for the recipe guys.

  5. Tried this last night and its amazing! Do you think you could make it with praen instead or would it spoil the flavour

  6. How this is set out and explains everything is wonderful it makes recipes that you think are difficult look a lot easier to try also the sin values /calories etc. Well done you I really can’t wait till I get my pinch of nom book

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