Aromatic Beef With Pumpkin

A healthy family recipe that will please all…

Serves: 4
1Beef5-20 minutes
15-20 minutes


Fry Light
2 onions, peeled and cut into thick slices
500g (1lb 2oz) pumpkin, peeled and cut into small cubes
500g (1lb 2oz) lean beef fillet
60ml (2fl oz) soy sauce
1 tsp artificial sweetener
1 bird’s-eye chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 tbsp finely shredded ginger
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp ground star anise
1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
1 tbsp oyster sauce
4 spring onions, shredded
a small handful of sweet basil leaves (optional)
a small handful of mint leaves (optional)


  1. Spray a non-stick wok with Fry Light and place over a medium-high heat. Add the onions and pumpkin and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes. Cover and cook gently for 5-6 minutes, or until just tender.
  2. Place the beef between 2 sheets of cling film and beat with a mallet or rolling pin until thin. Cut into thin strips.
  3. Put a large frying pan over a medium heat and add the soy sauce, sweetener, chilli, ginger, fish sauce, star anise, five-spice and oyster sauce. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the beef strips to the soy mixture and stir-fry over a high heat for 3-4 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from the heat.
  5. Add the pumpkin mixture, spring onions and herbs, if using, to the beef, toss well and serve immediately.


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