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Crispy Chili Beef

Crispy Chili Beef

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 2 1x


Enjoy this delicious crispy chili beef that’s deep-fried to perfection and tossed in an addictive five spice and chili flake seasoning.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 lb. beef flank, cut into thin strips
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons five spice powder, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Toss the beef strips in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and coat them thoroughly.
  2. Mix salt, 1 teaspoon five spice powder, 1 teaspoon cornstarch and pepper with the egg, beating to get rid of any clumps.
  3. Toss the beef strips in the batter.
  4. Over medium-high heat, deep-fry the battered beef strips in batches for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Mix the remaining five spice powder with chili flakes and toss with the fried beef strips.
  6. Dish and serve immediately.
  7. Enjoy!