Annabel Karmel’s sesame beef stir fry recipe

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10 min


15 min

Children need plenty of iron in their diet - and beef is a great source. This quick and tasty stir-fry is perfect for kids as young as two


  • 1tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium carrot cut into matchsticks
  • 100g (4oz) baby sweetcorn cut into quarters
  • 1 courgette (approx 100g/4oz) cut into matchsticks
  • 300g (10oz) beef fillet, cut into very fine strips
  • 1tbsp cornflour
  • 150ml (5fl oz) beef stock
  • 2tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2tbsp soy sauce
  • Few drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1tbsp sesame seeds


  • Heat the sesame oil in a wok and stir fry the garlic, carrots, sweetcorn and courgette for 3 to 4 mins. Add the beef and continue to stir fry for 4-5 mins.

  • Mix the cornflour together with a tablespoon of water and stir into the beef stock. Stir this into the pan together with the sugar, soy sauce, Tabasco and sesame seeds.

  • Bring to the simmer, cook until slightly thickened and serve with rice.

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