Real black bean beef

Real black bean beef

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1
Mix the garlic and ginger with the washed black beans and lightly crush everything together with the back of a spoon to form a rough paste
2
Finely slice the onion, pepper and spring onion in a bowl. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a separate bowl and set aside
3
Finely slice the meat and place in a mixing bowl. Add the sesame oil, sugar, five-spice, soy and Shaoxing wine. Using your hands, massage the marinade into the meat until it is well coated. Add the cornflour and repeat
4
Over a high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok until smoking. Add the onion and pepper, reduce the heat to medium and stir-fry for 1 minute, or until the onion has slightly softened. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl
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5
Add another tablespoon of oil and heat until smoking. Allow to smoke for 5 seconds then add the black bean paste and beef to the wok. Spread the meat across the base of the wok into a single layer. Sear for 30 seconds or until browned, then turn and repeat
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Once the meat has browned, return the vegetables to the pan and pour over the sauce. Bring to a vigorous boil and stir-fry for 2–3 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and reduced slightly. Spoon onto a serving plate and scatter with spring onions to finish
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