Guest Post – Three Unique and Healthy Recipes for Beef Tenderloin Dinner


I would like to introduce you to Sam & Amy from Chinese Foods Recipe.com. (click for link to their site) Their website has traditional ancient traditional Chinese recipes, healthy Chinese recipes and simple Chinese recipes that are amazing!  They also offer facts and tips about visiting China. Take a look at some of their wonderful recipes and pictures.

Today they are sharing three recipes that are not on their site just for you! Hope you enjoy!

Dinner again? What are we eating tonight? We all probably have said this before, right? I mean, sometimes cooking is hard, especially when we are lazy, tired, running out of ideas, or simply don’t want to. The good news is that if you do get bored of the same recipes and cooking routines, you have come to the right place. In this post, I want to share with you three unique and healthy Chinese food recipes (click for link to site) about beef tenderloin. Probably you won’t expect them elsewhere (except in really really authentic Chinese restaurants)! Yes, we are talking about REAL Chinese food made at home, right in your kitchen!

Beef tenderloin is a good source of protein, iron, minerals, Vitamins B and all kinds of amino acids. It is a low-fat source of linoleic acid and antioxidants. Beef is especially good for kids’ diet. It can boost muscle growth, improve immune system and treat iron deficiency anemia. It’s also good for adults because of its positive impact on preventing cancer, cardiovascular system or urinary system related diseases. Beef is good, but balancing is more important. I always like adding different ingredients, such as vegetables or eggs when cooking meat, so I can get the most out of one single dish. One good example is to add ground beef to egg drop soup. You’ll notice this in all three recipes here. Now let’s dive into it!

Poached Sliced Beef in Hot Chili Oil

Poached Sliced Beef in Hot Chili OilIngredients:

  • Beef tenderloin: 500g
  • Celery: 1 piece
  • Bean sprouts: 100g
  • Cabbage: 100g
  • Garlic: 3 pieces
  • Salt: 6g
  • Soy sauce: 10 g
  • Green onion: 10 g
  • Ginger: 5 g
  • Garlic: 5 g
  • Pepper: 30 pieces
  • Dried red pepper: 15 pieces
  • Starch: 10 g
  • Blackbean Paste: 20 g
  • Black pepper powder: 2 g
  • Cooking wine: 5 g

Steps:

  1. Prepare the beef: cut beef tenderloin to thin slices. Marinate with cooking wine, soy sauce and startch (mixed with a little bit water). Let it stay.
  2. Prepare the ingredients: wash all ingredients. Chop green onion, mince garlic and ginger. Cut dried red peppers to pieces. Cut celery and cabbage.
  3. Heat up the oil over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry. Then add the blackbean paste. Continue to stir-fry for 2 minutes. Switch to low heat, and add appropriate amount of water to boil all vegetables, including cabbage, bean sprouts, and celery. Remove all the vegetables to a big bowl.
  4. Boil beef slices in the same pot. Once the beef is ready, put it on top of the vegetables inside the bowl. Pour the remaining soup in the bowl.
  5. Place all the seasoning on top of the beef: dried red peppers, green onions, garlic, and black pepper.
  6. Heat up another pan over high heat. Add ½ tablespoon oil. Once it smokes, pour the oil on the top of the beef inside the bowl. Hopefully you will hear a “zzzz” sound.
  7. Ready to serve!

Pepper Beef Tenderloin

Pepper Beef Tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • Beef tenderloin: 200g
  • Hot green pepper: 10g
  • Egg: 1
  • Starch: 5g
  • Salt: 2 teaspoons
  • Black pepper powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Cooking wine: 1 tablespoon
  • Green onion: flexible
  • Ginger: flexible
  • Garlic: flexible
  • Oyster sauce: ½ tablespoon
  • Sesame oil: ½ teaspoon
  • Sugar: 1 teaspoon
  • Starch: 1 tablespoon

Steps:

  1. Prepare the ingredients: Cut beef tenderloin to slices. Chop green onion, ginger and garlic into small pieces. Cut hot green pepper into small circles. Add some water to startch and mix well.
  2. Marinate beef tenderloin: Place beef slices in a bowl. Add egg white, starch, salt, black pepper powder, cooking wine , green onion, ginger, garlic, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. Stir well and put in the refrigerator for two hours.
  3. Stir-fry: heat the oil over medium heat. Stir-fry the marinated beef until color changes. Remove the beef and let it stay. Stir-fry the pepper for two minutes.
  4. Add seasoning: add 1 teaspoon salt to taste, then add the beef. Add startch and stir well. Sprinkle sesame oil on the top.
  5. Ready to serve!

King Oyster Mushroom with Beef Tenderloin

King oyster mushroom with beef tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • Beef tenderloin: 200 g
  • King oyster mushroom: 1 piece
  • Green pepper: 50 g
  • Salt: 2 teaspoons
  • Black pepper powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar: ½ teaspoon
  • Starch: ½ tablespoon
  • Cooking wine: ½ tablespoon

Steps:

    1. Prepare the beef: cut beef tenderloin into slices. Marinate with 1-teaspoon salt, 1-tablespoon soy sauce, ½ teaspoon black pepper powder, ½ tablespoon vegetable oil and ½ tablespoon starch. Mix well. Let it stay.  
  • Prepare other ingredients: cut mushroom and green pepper to slices.
  1. Stir-fry the mushroom until it shrinks and turns transparent. Remove.
  2. Stir-fry the beef slices until the color changes. Add mushroom. Add ½ tablespoon cooking wine, 1-tablespoon soy sauce, 1-teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon sugar. Add green pepper and stir-fry for another 1 minute.
  3. Ready to serve!

 

12 Comments Add yours

  1. spearfruit says:

    Thank you for introducing Sam & Amy, I will certainly visit their blog. Happy weekend! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  2. Frances 🌺 says:

    My kind of food…love all 3 recipes! I will definitely check out Sam and Amy’s blog.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Hope you like them!

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  3. Lovely post 🙂 Thank you 🙂 . Look forward to visiting Sam and Amy’s blog.

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  4. It all looks so very delicious! I went and checked out their site. Now I know where to go if I feel like cooking Chinese, thanks Kat!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Great! Thanks!

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  5. Jodi says:

    oh this looks so divine! can’t wait to check out their blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It has lots of great stuff!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Shaun Bhatia says:

    Looks Delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Like

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