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Black bean stir-fry 

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2-4

 black bean stir fry


  • 150g diced chicken or quorn pieces
  • Green pepper
  • Red pepper
  • Black bean sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch (or flour, rice flour, corn flour)
  • 2cm fresh, finely sliced ginger (can be omitted)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (or any cooking oil)


  1. Remove stalk and seeds from peppers and chop into pieces same size as chicken/quorn pieces.
  2. Mix cornstarch with 2 tbsp cold water to form paste.
  3. Heat oil in pan.
  4. Saute ginger for 2 minutes, stirring all the time.
  5. Add chicken/quorn and sauté for about seven minutes on medium heat, turning every minute or so.
  6. Add the black bean sauce, diced peppers and cornstarch paste.
  7. Stir fry on high heat until peppers soften. If too thick, add a little water.
  8. Serve with rice.

Hint: When adding flour to thicken always make up as a thin paste with cold water.


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