Spicy Beef Stir Fry

I just love this budget friendly, low cal, low carb dinner!

This is a really versatile dish - the meat or vegetables can be changed to suit your preference or to use what is in the fridge. It is designed to be spicy of course, but you can easily wind down the heat if you prefer mild.

I have used a mix of dried and fresh chilli in this as fresh chillis are actually quite high in carbs.

As mentioned before, you can really use any meat you like. Mince, sliced steak, chicken thighs or even prawns! The options really are endless.

I love zoodles in this and even my zoodle hating hubby didn't mind them. Make sure you put them in right at the end before serving though or else they will go soggy.

AuthorJenni FrenchYields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time10 mins
 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 ¼ cabbage, sliced thinly
 ½ capsicum, thinly sliced
 1 zucchini, zoodled
 1 bunch of spring onions, cut into 5cm lengths
 500 g beef mince
 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
 1 fresh red chilli (seeds in), finely chopped
 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
 3 tsp minced ginger
 1.50 tbsp tamari
 1 tsp sesame oil

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a wok. Cook spring onions (5 cm lengths) for 3 mins or until caramalised. Remove from heat.


Heat the remainder of the oil and add the garlic, ginger, fresh & dried chilli and cook for 3 mins over medium heat - careful not to burn the garlic.


Add mince and cook until brown.


Add cabbage and capsicum and cook for 3mins.


Add zoodles and spring onions and combine.


Combine sesame oil and tamari in a small bowl, pour over stir fry and toss to coat.


Serve while hot.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.6g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 91.1mg4%
Net Carbohydrate 4.7g2%
Sugars 4g
Protein 27.6g56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.