Five-spice beef with black bean sauce & bok choi

Try this Asian-inspired beef dish and find out why Chinese five-spice is a store cupboard must-have. It’s versatile, easy to use and delicious

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 352
  • fat 18g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 13g
  • sugars 9g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 36g
  • salt 4.5g


  • 2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 large sirloin steak (about 300g/10oz)
  • 3 heads bok choi or pak choi, halved
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 100g sachet black bean sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 small piece fresh root ginger, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar


  1. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small saucepan, then gently simmer until hot. Heat a griddle pan until very hot. Rub the five-spice all over the steak, then season with a little salt and pepper. Sear steak for 2-3 mins on each side until cooked to your liking, then leave to rest.

  2. Meanwhile, gently simmer or steam the bok or pak choi for 4-5 mins until wilted, but still crunchy. Toss the greens in a few tbsps of sauce and the sesame oil. Cut steak into thick slices. Serve on a plate with a small pot of sauce, the greens and some steamed rice.

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