Annabel Karmel’s sesame beef stir fry recipe

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serves: 4
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 15 min
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  • Children need plenty of iron in their diet – and beef is a great source. This quick and tasty stir-fry is perfect for kids as young as two


    • 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, 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


    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Bring to the simmer, cook until slightly thickened and serve with rice.

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