Dinner serves 4
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 5 mins
Food units per serve: 2 units protein, 1 unit vegetables and 2 units fat
Give your local Thai takeaway a miss and whip up our Total Wellbeing Diet thai beef and bean stir fry version instead. It’s simple to prepare and much healthier than a bought version. In our eyes this is definitely the best thai beef dish out there.
- 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1–2 long red chillies, seeded and
- thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoons chopped coriander (cilantro) roots and stems
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 800 g beef fillet, trimmed of fat and thinly sliced
- 200 g green beans, trimmed and cut into short lengths
- 100 g mixed mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- ¼ cup (60 ml) salt-reduced chicken stock
- coriander (cilantro) leaves, to serve (optional)
- 1 red chilli, extra, thinly sliced (optional)
- Combine the garlic, chilli and coriander roots and stems in a small food processor to make a paste.
- Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the garlic paste and beef slices and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Add the beans, mushrooms, sauces and stock and cook for 2 minutes or until the beans are just tender.
- Garnish the stir-fry with coriander leaves and extra chilli (if using) and serve with steamed rice from your daily bread allowance.
Tip: Coriander roots and stems are often discarded; however, they are full of flavour and can add a powerful boost to the taste of a meal. Try using oyster, shiitake or button mushrooms, or a combination of all three.