Five Spice Beef with Vegetables Five Spice Beef with Vegetables

Five Spice Beef with Vegetables

prep time
10 mins

cook time
7 minutes

4 people


  • 450g minute, sirloin or rump steaks, cut into 10cm strips
  • 1-2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 x 5cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ bunch spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 225g Savoy cabbage or spring greens, finely shredded
  • 100g sugar snap peas
  • Freshly milled black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons clear honey
  • 4 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 25g toasted cashew nuts, to garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick wok or frying pan and stir-fry the beef strips for 1-2 minutes with the garlic, ginger, spring onion and five-spice powder.
  2. Add the savoy cabbage or spring greens and sugar snap peas. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Season and reduce the heat.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, honey, pineapple and lime juice. Add to the pan with the cashew nuts and heat for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Serve with egg-fried rice or noodles.