Beef In Black Bean Sauce | Slimming World Recipe

This delicious low syn Chinese fakeaway recipe will give a gentle spicy kick with just 1/2 a syn per serving.

If you are anything like me.. you will LOVE Chinese food 😀 I certainly do. We tried this amazing recipe tonight and it was fantastic. A new favorite in our house that is for sure. The first time was a little spicy so i have adjusted the recipe slightly. (A little spicy may be underestimating a tad haha)


Absolutely… allow to cool before placing into a suitable container. Store in the fridge for unto 3 days or in the freezer for 1 month. This recipe actually tastes better the next day 🙂 

SYNS: 1 SYN for full recipe


For the marinade

– 1/2 tsp Sesame oil (1 syn)
– 1 tsp light soy sauce
– 1 tsp dark soy sauce
– 1/2 tsp black pepper
– Pinch of salt

For the sauce

– 1 Beef stock cube
– 150ml boiling water
– 1 tbsp oyster sauce
– 1 tbsp light soy sauce
– 1 tsp dark soy sauce

Other ingredients

– 375g beef stir fry strips (or you can use chicken, turkey or pork)
– 1 large onion (or frozen onion)
– 2 garlic cloves (or 2 tsp garlic powder/flakes)
– 1/2 tsp ground ginger
– 1 Red/Green/Yellow or Orange pepper
– 5 tbsp black beans (mashed)
– 2 red chilli peppers (use 1 for a less spicy recipe)
– 2 spring onions
– 2 tsp rice vinegar
Fry light



  • Try to marinade overnight if possible.. or for as long as you can.
  • Add all of the marinade ingredients to a mixing bowl.
  • Add the beef and cover all of the strips allowing the marinade to soak in.
  • Place the beef into a freezer bag or a covered bowl and keep in the fridge overnight or for as long as possible.


  • Once you are ready to create your meal first start with the sauce.
  • Add the boiling water and a stock cube into a jug to dissolve.
  • Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and mix. Set this to one side until later.

The rest:

  • Spray your pan with fry light and brown your beef.
  • Once browned remove from pan and put to one side
  • Chop the spring onion, onion, chillis and pepper and add to the pan with ginger and garlic.
  • Cook until softened.
  • Add the rice vinegar, Black beans and beef.
  • Add the stock sauce.
  • Cover with a lid and simmer on a low heat for around 5 minutes ensuring the beef is cooked.

Serve with rice or a speedy salad/vegetables 🙂 Enjoy, we certainly did!


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