Sticky Chilli Scotch Beef

Sticky Chilli Scotch Beef



  • 350 g Beef Finely sliced Scotch Beef sirloin or Scotch Beef fillet

  • 3 Tbsp Szechuan Peppercorns

  • Zest of 2 oranges

  • 3 Tbsp Cornflour

  • 1/2 Tsp Coarse Sea Salt

  • 2 Tbsp sunflower oil

  • 120 ml Rice Wine

  • 120 g Brown Sugar

  • 2 Tbsp Light Soy sauce

  • 2 Tbsp Dark Soy sauce

  • 2 Tsp Chili Flakes

  • 1 Tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce

  • 35 g Ginger Grated

  • 75 g Carrot Julienned

  • 1 Spring Onion Sliced

  • Oil for Deep Frying

Cooking Method

  1. Toast the Szechuan peppercorns in a dry frying pan over a high heat for a couple of minutes, taking care not to burn and grind in a spice grinder or pestle and mortar.
  2. Mix this Szechuan pepper with the cornflour, orange zest and salt.
  3. Coat the beef with the 2 Tbsp cooking oil and then add the beef to the cornflour mix and coat.
  4. Heat a small pan over a high heat and when fiercely hot add the rice wine.
  5. Then immediately add the brown sugar, soy sauces, chili flakes, sweet chili sauce and ginger to a saucepan and bring to a boil, cook on at a furious boil for a further 3-4 minutes until it begins to thicken then set aside.
  6. Heat the oil for frying the beef to 170°C and fry in small batches for 2-3 minutes maximum and set aside on some kitchen towel to drain.
  7. When all of the beef is fried, then fry off the carrot strips and again set aside on kitchen towel.
  8. Now return the sauce to the heat and add in the beef and ensure it is all coated.
  9. Now build your dish, I like to add the fried carrots to the top of a pile of the beef and then sprinkle some spring onions.

Recipe originally from

Serving suggestions

Serve with plain rice

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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