Chinese Crispy Shredded Beef

  • 2 cups thinly shredded beef
  • 6 tbsp corn flour
  • ¼ tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp minced ginger
  • 6 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced thinly, lengthways
  • Chili powder (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

After shredding the beef, coat them with corn flour. The beef should be completely coated and separated individually. Make the sauce by sautéing the garlic in ginger with a mixture of 1 tbsp of sesame and 1 tbsp vegetable oil. Then add the soy sauce, ketchup, rice vinegar, sugar, sweet chili sauce and chili powder (if using) and stir. When the mixture is properly combined, add in the carrots and simmer for about 5 – 10 minutes until the sauce thickens. When the sauce is done, set aside. Heat  enough vegetable oil for deep frying, the fry the beef in batches. Make sure they don’t stick to each other and form clumps. When the beef is cooked through and crispy, remove from oil and place in absorbent napkins. Then, mix the beef with the sauce and serve immediately with steamed or boiled rice.