Beef with ginger and pineapple

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By: Ken Hom

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.38 / 5 (37 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
10 min

Pinapple adds a fruity note to Ken Hom's tasty stir-fry


1. Cut the beef into thick ¼ inch x 2 inch (0.5 x 5 cm) slices and put them in a bowl.Add the marinade ingredients, mix well and set aside.

2. Peel the pineapple and cut into small slices, discarding the tough core. De-seed the peppers and cut them into wedges. Cut the spring onions into 3-inch (7.5cm) lengths.

3. Heat the wok, then pour in the oil. Add the beef and stir-fry for 1 minute to brown.Remove the beef with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the ginger, peppers and
spring onions to the wok and stir-fry for 1 minute.

4. Pour in the water, the rice wine, the soy sauce and cook for about a minute. Drain the juices from the beef into the wok and also add the pineapple.

5. Return the beef to the wok and cook until it and the pineapple are heated through. Add the sesame oil and give the mixture one or two final stirs. Serve at once.


  • 450 g lean beef steaks
  • 225 g fresh pineapples
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp shredded fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp water, or stock
  • 2 tsp Chinese rice wine, or dry sherry
  • 2 tbsp low salt soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil

For the marinade

  • 2 tbsp Chinese rice wine, or dry sherry
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1½ tsp cornflour

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Latest Comment


Delish! I used left over ribeye steak from day before. So quick and easy.

UKTV Food User UKTV Food User  Posted 17 Jun 2013 9:09 PM

very tasty pineapple makes this dish

CLIFFj 1 CLIFFj 1  Posted 06 May 2011 2:15 PM

never had cooked pineapple before but will certainly be making it again, both my mum & 2yr old girl both gave it thier seal of approval with a "mmmmmmmmm" and i sgree Smile

arleneM55760 arleneM55760  Posted 31 Oct 2010 2:13 AM

i have to say ive tried lots of stirfrys but this was definitely the nicest.the pineapple works very well and it was just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

karenH6052 karenH6052 Posted 15 Jan 2010 6:48 PM

feeps feeps Posted 27 Oct 2009 6:55 PM

Have just cooked this for my tea with egg fried rice. It's the yummiest tea I've cooked for a long time & just as good as any takeaway!!

feeps feeps Posted 27 Oct 2009 6:55 PM