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Melanie’s Pineapple Beef

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 TRH Melanie's Pineapple Beef 2

Last night I felt like Chinese take outs so decided to make my own. So I made PINEAPPLE BEEF.
What is not featured here is what I enjoy it with – freshly chopped green chili, 1 tblsp light soya sauce, ½ tsp sesame oil.

500 gr top side beef or rump steak
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 small onion
½ cup fresh pineapple pieces
½ green and ½ red pepper
1 small cucumber
Chopped spring onion for garnish

1 tsp corn flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp minced garlic and ginger
1 tsp sugar
1 T oil
1 TB shaoxing rice wine
1 TB soya sauce

½ cup pineapple juice
1 tsp corn flour
1 TB oyster sauce
(Mix together)

Slice beef very into very thin strips.
Sprinkle bicarb over and set aside for 10 minutes.
Slice onion and peppers into chunks.
Slice cucumber diagonally and pineapple pieces.
Rinse beef from all traces of bicarb, pat dry and marinate for 15 minutes.
Add 1 Tblsp oil to wok, add onion with salt to taste and stir 1 minute.
Add peppers with salt to taste and stir 1 minute and remove.
Add cucumber and pineapple and stir 1 minute and remove.
Add 2 Tblsp oil to wok and add meat, let it fry 1 minute and then fry the other side for 1 minute and then stir till colour changes.
Make well in the centre add sauce and allow to boil before mixing through.
Add vegetables and mix through. Serve with fried rice.


½ cup frozen peas
¼ cup grated carrot
2 ½ cups cooked rice (preferably cooked day before)
3 eggs lightly beaten, drop of water salt and pepper
4 slices cooked ham (optional)
3 spring onions chopped
100 gr bean sprouts
1 tsp salt
1 tsp light soya sauce
1tsp sesame oil

Add ½ TB oil to wok. Add peas and carrot with pinch of salt.
Add cooked ham. Add cooked rice stir one minute and remove.
Add bean sprouts and stir one minute and remove.
Add egg draw toward you with spatula then mix through.
Push to sides – add rice and sprouts and mix egg through.
Add salt, soya sauce and sesame oil and mix through.
Add spring onion and mix.

Prepared, tried and tested by:  Melanie Kramar @ ‎Global Food Flavors

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