This Ginger Beef recipe is a copycat of Calgary's famous ginger beef from the Ginger Beef Restaurant. Deep-fried crispy ginger beef, in a delicious savoury, sweet and spicy sauce is the best way to enjoy ginger beef at home!
Course main, Side Dish
Keyword calgary, crispy ginger beef, ginger beef
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 1hour
Author Terri Gilson
2poundsflank steak or sirloin, approximatelysliced thinly against the grain
Slice beef (against the grain- see VIDEO in notes for instructions on how to do this) into thin strips
Combine all batter ingredients and coat beef in batter.
Add oil to a deep frying pan and heat on medium. *NOTE: I prefer to use a deep fryer for safety, but for some reason, I couldn't get it to work with this recipe! Even when I sprayed the basket with Pam, the pieces still stuck.
Deep-fry coated beef, about 6 pieces at a time, until crispy, about seven to ten minutes.
Remove meat with a slotted spoon. Set meat aside on paper towel to drain. Repeat with remaining meat, frying in small batches of 6-8 pieces (depending on the size of your frying pan.)
Add sauce ingredients (except plum sauce) in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside
Julienne carrots and thinly slice green peppers.
In a wok, over medium - low heat, stir fry garlic, carrots, green pepper, sesame seeds and ginger in oil for about 3 minutes.
Add sauce. Bring to boil for 1 to 2 minutes and cook until reduced for 5- 7 minutes on medium heat. Add plum sauce, whisk and cook for 1 additional minute.
Add beef to sauce; stir to coat with sauce.
Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds and serve over white or basmati rice. Add additional plum sauce for extra sweetness, if desired.
🎥 Video: how to slice beef against the grain👪 Serving sizeThis recipe serves 8, if you serve it with rice. You can half, double or triple the recipe by clicking on the serving size (it's in blue) on the recipe card and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient amounts will automatically adjust.🌡️Storage
This ginger beef can be stored with the sauce in the fridge for 2-3 days. If you make rice to go with this recipe, keep the rice stored in a separate container in the fridge.
This recipe freezes well for up to 3 months.
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📋 Ginger Beef Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Vitamin A 1365IU27%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.