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Sate Beef – Chinese

Sate Beef – Chinese

Sate Beef – Chinese


  • 500 g (1 lb.) fillet steak (in one piece)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour pepper
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3 teaspoons bottled sate sauce
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce


  1. Trim all fat and sinew from meat, cut into 5 mm (1/4 in.) slices. Gently pound each slice to flatten slightly. Put meat in bowl, add soy sauce, pepper, sesame oil, cornflour, water; mix well. Stand 20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in large pan, saute meat until brown, separating each piece as it goes into pan; brown on both sides, remove from pan.
  3. Add crushed garlic to pan with peeled and diced onion, saute gently until onion is transparent. Combine sate sauce, sherry, sugar, curry powder, salt, water and soy sauce. Add to onions in pan. Stir until boiling.
  4. Return beef to pan, cook until beef is tender; it should need only about 1 minute's cooking time.

Taken from an early 1980s Women’s Weekly collection, which states: . “The Dixon Restaurant, situated in Dixon Street, the heart of Sydney's Chinatown, is one of Australia's most attractive Chinese restaurants. This recipe for Sate Beef is a popular special on their menu.”

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