Spicy Beef with Bamboo Shoots – International Recipes CHINA

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Ask anyone who’s  traveled anywhere what their favorite part of the trip was and it’s unlikely you’ll find someone who doesn’t mention “local food” somewhere in that list.  Like most people it’s hard to find the time and money to venture off to every delectable destination just for the food, so we’ve decided to bring a bit of these worldly recipes to you.

Spicy Beef Pork with Bamboo Shoots, or YÜ-HSIANG-NIV-JOU, is a fiery Chinese delicacy that definitely packs a punch!  If you like your food with a little kick, I definitely recommend this recipe.


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1. Round the troops!  You can cook this in either a wok or a large skillet.

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2. Heat vegetable over medium heat for about 2 minutes.

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3. Chop up your green onions and sauté until transparent.

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4. Add 1/3 of your beef to the pan and stir-fry over high heat until browned, 1 to 2 minutes.  Afterwards, remove beef from pan and repeat with remaining beef strips in 1/3 increments.  Once all beef is removed, heat remaining oil.

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5. Cut up your peppers as thinly as possible!

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6. Bamboo!  Drain and chop like your life depends on it.

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7. In they go; stir-fry peppers and bamboo shoots for 2 to 3 minutes.

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8. Throw in the remaining garlic, ketchup, soy sauce, salt and red pepper; cook for 2 minutes.  Afterwards, add the beff and stock/broth and heat through.

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9. Plate it and sprinkle on cilantro or parsley. Serve with transparent Chinese noodles and a bean-sprout salad.  Yum!

1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 green or red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
1 lb. beef top round, cut into thin strips
1 8-oz. can of bamboo shoots, drained & chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red cayenne pepper
1/3 cup chicken stock or broth
2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

Best with: transparent Chinese Noodles and bean-sprout salad
Servings: 4.