Beef and Bell Pepper Stir Fry

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4


  • 500 gram beef, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 5 green bird eye chilies (Indonesian: cabe rawit hijau)
  • Grind the following into spice paste
  • 4 shallots (Indonesian: bawang merah)
  • 2 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih)
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder (Indonesian: bubuk ketumbar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (Indonesian: bubuk kunyit)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder (Indonesian: bubuk jinten)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap manis)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap asin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon oil


  1. Mix together beef and the spice paste in a mixing bowl. Cover the bowl with a saran wrap and leave to marinate for 8 hours (or overnight).
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok/frying pan. Sauté onion, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and chilies until onion is slightly translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Reheat the wok/frying pan, and stir fry the beef mixture until no longer pink.
  4. Return the onion and bell pepper to the wok/frying pan, and mix well.
  5. Turn off heat, transfer to a serving plate. Serve with steamed white rice.

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