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Tender Beef & Onions in Oyster Sauce Stir Fry | Wally Cooks Everything

Tender Beef & Onions in Oyster Sauce Stir Fry | Wally Cooks Everything

If you love this dish at your favorite Chinese takeout, you won’t believe how easy it is to make beef and onions in oyster sauce at home. This recipe will definitely be a keeper at your home!


⏩ 01:15 Best Beef for Stir Fries
⏩ 02:20 Beef Marinade
⏩ 03:10 Onions, Spring Onions & Ginger
⏩ 04:25 Sauce Recipe (a.k.a. brown sauce)

⏩ 05:30 How to Cook

(Serves 2)

400g Beef Flank Steak
1/2 Large Onion
1 Tsp Garlic Chopped
1 Spring Onion Stalk
8 Sliced Ginger

▶Beef Marinade:
2 Tsp Sugar
2 Tsp Cornstarch
2 Tbsp Water
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Chinese Cooking Wine
2 Tsp Cornstarch
1 Tbsp Cooking Oil

▶Stir Fry Sauce:
3 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
2 Tsp Dark Soy Sauce
3 Tbsp Water
1 Tsp Cornstarch
2 Tsp Sugar
1 Tsp MSG
2 Tsp Pure Sesame Oil (***this goes in at the end)

▶Cooking Instructions:

In a mixing bowl add beef, soy sauce sugar, cornstarch, Chinese cooking wine, water and baking soda. Mix this first until you don’t see any liquids on the bottom of bowl. Then add cornstarch and mix for a minute. Finally add oil and mix for another minute. Leave in refrigerator about 15 minutes.

Chop half a large onion into thin slivers. Chop spring onions into 3 to 4 inch pieces. Slice 6 to 8 pieces of fresh ginger.

In small mixing bowl add all sauce ingredients except the pure sesame oil.

Heat a pan on medium high heat. When pan starts to smoke add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.

Add ginger slices and cook for about about 20 seconds. You’ll smell the ginger and know it’s time to add onions and spring onions.

Cook the onions until it starts to turn translucent with slight brown coloring. Which should take about a minute or two minutes. When that happens remove, keeping as much oil as you can in the pan and set aside.

On the same pan (no need to clean) heat on high. When the pan starts to smoke, add one or two tablespoons of oil.

Add the beef and spread it around making sure all the beef have contact with the hot pan. Let is sit without stirring around for about 30 seconds. Flip the meat to sear the other side and toss in chopped garlic.

Cook for another 15 seconds then add the cooked onions, spring onions and ginger. Then toss in the pre-made oyster sauce and mix everything together for about a minute. The sauce will thicken up with a nice glossy shine on beef and onions.

Enjoy with hot bowl of rice!