Annabel Karmel’s Sesame Beef Stir-fry


Annabel Karmel’s Sesame Beef Stir-fry

Another winning recipe from the great little recipe book 100 Family meals, by Annabel Karmel. All her recipes are geared towards children so I know they are usually fail safe with my 3 very different eaters, (picky middle child loves stir fries).


  • 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 or rump steak , 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
  • 400g long grain rice (brown if you can get the kids to eat it!)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bring to the simmer, cook until slightly thickened and serve with rice.

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My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

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