20-Minute Cantonese Ground Beef Recipe Has Unbelievable Flavor by 30Seconds Food

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20-Minute Cantonese Ground Beef Recipe Has Unbelievable Flavor

Asian flavors bounce off your tongue in this easy Cantonese ground beef recipe. It cooks in 20 minutes and has minimal prep, so you can have this delicious dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. 

Serve this Cantonese beef recipe over rice and consider making some crispy eggrolls or crab wontons to round out the meal. Delish!

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Cuisine: Cantonese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sherry cooking wine or Shaoxing wine (I used sherry cooking wine)
  • 1 can chicken broth (2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce (or an addition 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • cooked rice, for serving

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook the ground beef and onion in a skillet until beef is browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Break it up into small pieces as you stir. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  2. Add the sherry and cook about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce, dark soy sauce (or additional low-sodium soy sauce) and sesame oil. Cook until almost all of the liquid has evaporated, about 10 to 12 minutes. Season with pepper.
  3. Stir in the peas. Cook about 2 minutes more.
  4. Combine the cornstarch and water to make a slurry. Add it to the meat mixture.
  5. Serve over rice. Garnish with chopped green onions and sliced jalapeno, if desired.

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Skillets $10 & Up
Cooking Sherry $3 & Up
Shaoxing Wine $6 & Up
Chicken Broth $1 & Up
Oyster Sauce $3 & Up
Sesame Oil $3 & Up
Dark Soy Sauce $4 & Up
Cornstarch $2 & Up
Rice $2 & Up

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Donna John
We had this last night and it was so good. Lots of flavors going on and so easy to make.
Elisa Schmitz
Wow, that looks delicious. So easy and so savory! Donna John
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