Sweet and sour beef mince with vegetables

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Sweet and sour beef mince with vegetables
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 red capsicum, cut into thin strips
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 500 gram lean beef mince
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, plus extra, to garnish
  • steamed rice, to serve


Sweet and sour beef mince with vegetables
  • 1
    Combine lime juice, kecap manis and tomato sauce in a bowl and set aside.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a wok on high and stir-fry carrot and capsicum for 1 minute, until just tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 3
    Return wok to heat on medium. Stir-fry garlic and mince for 5-7 minutes, stirring to break up any lumps, until brown.
  • 4
    Return vegetables with lime juice mixture, shallots and mint to wok and toss to combine. Garnish with mint and serve with steamed rice.


Kecap manis is a dark brown, thick and sweet indonesian soy sauce. It usually contains star anise, garlic and palm sugar, giving it a sharp, complex flavour. Find it at supermarkets and Asian food shops.

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