Cooking in the kidney kitchen with Chef Ripley
Enjoy some fresh food and bright colours with this simple recipe for a Spicy Beef Stir Fry.
Full instructions are listed below, but if you prefer you can download the recipe card (PDF).
- 560g sirloin (rump/sirloin) steak
- 4 small tomatoes peeled & sliced
- 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
- 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 4 celery sticks
- 1 sliced and seeded red pepper
- 2-3 teaspoons mild chilli powder
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 beef stock cube
- 300ml water
- 2 tablespoons clear honey
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1. Cut the beef into 1 cm strips. Place in bowl. Add the paprika and chilli powder, evenly coating the beef. Leave to marinate for one hour.
2. Cut the celery into 5 cm lengths and then into strips about 5 mm thick.
3. Make up the stock by adding one stock cube to the water and adding the Worcestershire sauce, honey, and red wine vinegar.
4. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan and fry the spring onions, celery and garlic for a minute before adding the steak. Continue to fry on a high heat for 3-4 minutes.
5. Add the sauce and cook until the meat is well coated and sizzling hot.
6. Add the tomatoes and sliced red pepper and heat through. Serve immediately... with noodles or rice
Protein: This recipe is very high in protein which is great for people on dialysis but if you're CDK stage 4-5 and pre-dialysis you may need to moderate your protein intake. Ask your renal dietitian if you're at this stage of CKD for personalised advice.
Salt: Loof out for reduced-salt stock cubes and keep quantities low (such as here) using only 1 stock cube, or less in a recipe for 4.
Phosphate and potassium: Rice and noddles are great accompaniments for people with kidney problems as they are low in phosphate and potassium. Some people with kidney problems will have been advised to eat less of these.
Storage: Freeze any left-overs (noodles may be frozen along with the stir fry but we do not recommend you freeze left over rice). To defrost - remove lid from container and leave in the fridge to defrost slowly. Reheat either in your wok/frying pan or in the microwave.
Vegetarian option: Beef can be replaced with vegetarian protein such as tofu or Quorn pieces to suit a vegetarian diet.
Cheaper option: Substitute beef with turkey or tofu for an equally tasty but cheaper dish.