Stir Fried Black Pepper Beef Cubes

Stir-Fried Black Pepper Beef Cubes, also known as “Hei Jiao Niu Li,” stand as a prized zi char masterpiece, renowned for their bold flavors and tantalizing textures. This dish showcases succulent beef cubes expertly stir-fried with aromatic black pepper, creating a symphony of savory and slightly spicy notes that awaken the palate. The marriage of tender beef with the robustness of black pepper generates an exciting interplay that captivates diners. Loved for its hearty taste and the invigorating kick of pepper, Stir-Fried Black Pepper Beef Cubes have firmly established themselves as a well-liked zi char favorite, offering a mouthwatering culinary journey that delivers a harmonious blend of taste and texture to those seeking an irresistible and satisfying experience. 

Why People Love Stir Fried Black Pepper Beef Cubes

People love stir-fried black pepper beef cubes for their irresistible combination of flavours and textures. The tender beef is marinated in a savoury black pepper sauce, creating a perfect balance of spiciness and richness. The quick stir-frying ensures the beef remains juicy, while the black pepper adds a distinct warmth to each bite.

Additionally, stir fried black pepper beef cubes are incredibly versatile and satisfying. They can be enjoyed as a standalone main course or paired with rice or noodles. The tender beef, coated in the flavourful sauce, provides a hearty and satisfying meal, while the vibrant presentation adds to its appeal. 

What You Need For Your Stir Fried Black Pepper Beef Cubes:

Making Stir Fried Black Pepper Beef Cubes yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 500 grams beef sirloin, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced 
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated 
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced 
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced 
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns, coarsely ground 
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

Preparation time: Approximately 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4 

How To Cook Stir Fried Black Pepper Beef Cubes

Step 1

In a wok or large frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onions and stir-fry until they become translucent.

Step 2

Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the pan, and continue to stir-fry for another minute until fragrant.

Step 3

Toss in the beef cubes and cook them until they are browned on all sides. This should take about 5-7 minutes.

Step 4

Add the sliced bell peppers to the pan and stir-fry for a few minutes until they start to soften.

Step 5

In a small bowl, combine the black peppercorns, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt. Mix well to create a flavourful sauce.

Step 6

Pour the sauce over the beef and vegetables in the pan. Stir everything together until the beef and vegetables are coated evenly.

Step 7

Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the beef cubes.

Step 8

Remove the pan from the heat and garnish the dish with fresh coriander leaves. 

Serving Stir Fried Black Pepper Beef Cubes with Other Dishes 

Stir-fried black pepper beef cubes can be served together with steamed rice or noodles for a delicious and satisfying meal. For a complete and balanced meal, consider adding some steamed or stir-fried vegetables such as broccoli, bell peppers, or snap peas to add freshness and colour to the dish.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Protein Source: Beef cubes offer a protein source essential for muscle growth, repair, and overall body functions. 
  2. Vitamins and Minerals: Beef provides essential nutrients such as B vitamins (B6, B12) for energy metabolism, zinc for immune support, and iron for oxygen transport. 
  3. Black Pepper’s Health Properties: Black pepper contains piperine, a compound that may offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and enhance nutrient absorption. 
  4. Moderate Healthy Fats: Depending on the cut, beef cubes can provide healthy fats that contribute to satiety, absorb fat-soluble vitamins, and support heart health. 
  5. Flavorful Spices: Black pepper’s bold flavor enhances the dish without excessive use of added salt, promoting mindful eating. 
  6. Texture and Aroma: The combination of tender beef cubes and the aromatic black pepper creates a satisfying textural and sensory experience. 
  7. Balanced Meal Component: When accompanied by a variety of colorful vegetables and perhaps whole grains, Stir-Fried Black Pepper Beef Cubes can contribute to a well-rounded meal. 
  8. Cooking Method: Stir-frying quickly cooks the beef and minimizes nutrient loss due to shorter cooking times. 
  9. Culinary Variety: The dish’s focus on black pepper offers a distinctive and dynamic flavor profile that introduces culinary variety. 

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang for an authentic zi char experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Stir Fried Black Pepper Beef Cubes without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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