Do you love the combination of crispy beef and spicy chili? If so, then you’re in for a treat with this Air Fryer Crispy Chilli Beef recipe. This dish is not only packed with flavor, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to create this mouthwatering dish that will leave you wanting more.
How Is Crispy Chilli Beef Made in Air Fryer?
To start, we need to prepare the ingredients for our Air Fryer Crispy Chilli Beef. Begin by spraying a whole garlic with oil and placing it in the Air Fryer. Set the temperature to 160°C and let it roast for 20 minutes. While the garlic is roasting, soak a handful of dried red chilies in a bowl of water. Once the garlic is done, remove it from the Air Fryer and drain the chilies. Place the chilies back into the Air Fryer and roast for an additional 3 minutes.
Next, it’s time to prepare the meat. Take 200-300g of rump steak and cut it into thin strips, approximately 3mm wide. Place the meat in a mixing bowl and add the marinade ingredients: sesame oil, sugar, light soy sauce, and an egg. Massage the marinade into the meat until it is evenly coated. Then, add seasoned cornflour to the bowl and continue massaging until each piece of meat is separated and coated in the cornflour.
Creating the Sauce:
While the meat is marinating, let’s prepare the sauce. Finely dice a thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, a whole garlic, and two Birdseye chilies. Finely chop a handful of coriander leaves and stems. In a small bowl, mix together dark soy sauce, tomato ketchup, Chinkiang black rice vinegar, and honey. This combination of flavors will create a delicious sauce that complements the crispy beef.
Cooking the Beef:
Now that all the preparations are done, it’s time to cook the beef. Spray the air fryer basket and the beef with a little oil to prevent sticking. Set the temperature to 205°C and the timer to 4 minutes for the first fry. After the cooking program finishes, spray the beef again and set the temperature to 205°C for 5 minutes for the second fry. This will ensure that the beef becomes crispy and golden brown.
Finishing Touches:In a separate wok, heat vegetable oil over high heat until smoking hot. Add the diced ginger, garlic, and chili to the wok and stir-fry for 30 seconds until slightly crispy and fragrant. Pour in the sauce mixture and bring it to a vigorous boil. Once the sauce is boiling, add the crispy beef and give the wok a few tosses to mix everything together. The result is a mouthwatering combination of crispy beef, spicy chili, and flavorful sauce.
To serve, spoon the Air Fryer Crispy Chilli Beef into a serving bowl and sprinkle the finely chopped coriander on top. This dish is best enjoyed immediately while it’s still hot and crispy. The crispy beef paired with the spicy chili and the aromatic coriander creates a symphony of flavors that will leave your taste buds craving more.