Chinese Asparagus With Black Bean Beef Recipe


At iChef we never use the MSG in these recipes but we leave it in the ingredients to maintain the integrity of the original dish. Leave it out if you like!

Step 1

Cut the beef when it is partially frozen, and cut it across the grain into thin slices.

Step 2

Stir baking soda solution into the beef (to help tenderize it). Stir in the marinade. Then stir in 1 tsp peanut oil and marinate the beef for one hour or more in the refrigerator.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil over high heat, add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in asparagus. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover pan for 2 minutes, and do not lift lid. When done, remove to a platter.

Step 4

Over high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Stir-fry the RINSED black beans and garlic mixture. Stir for a few seconds. Add the beef. Stir-fry quickly until barely. Do not overcook or the beef will become tough. Sizzle in 1 tablespoon of rice wine and 2 teaspoons of soy sauce. Stir in asparagus.

Step 5

Add gravy mixture. Stir until thickened. Serve hot.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2lb Beef, sliced, marinated
  • 1lb Asparagus
  • 1/4ts Baking soda, dissolved in 2 teaspoons water
  • 1tb Chinese fermented black beans, minced with:
  • 4 Garlic cloves (1/2 teaspoon each)
  • 1ts Rice wine ( Sake )
  • 2ts Soy sauce
  • Peanut oil
1 ---------MARINADE FOR BEEF--------------
  • 1ts Cornstarch
  • 1ts Soy sauce
  • 1/2ts Rice wine ( Sake )
  • 1/2ts Sugar
  • 1/4ts MSG (optional)
  • 1/2ts Salt
1 -----------GRAVY MIXTURE----------------
  • 1ts Cornstarch
  • 1/3c Water

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