Beef Tenderloin Stir Fry

This beef tenderloin stir fry is probably the most tender stir fry you will ever have. This is a very popular sweet and tangy beef dish at Chinese restaurants. With a little bit of patience and technique, you can make it yourself at home too. Please season according to your own personal preference. If you want more sugar, add more sugar, if you like it more tangy, add HP sauce.

Beef Tenderloin Stir Fry

This beef tenderloin stir fry is the perfect high protein stir fry you need in your life.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinate Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


  • 2 lbs beef tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp custard powder
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup water


  • 1 tin tomato paste
  • ½ cup HP sauce
  • tbsp sugar
  • tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup vegetable stock


  • Cut your beef tenderloin into ½ inch pieces.
    2 lbs beef tenderloin
  • Season with salt, baking soda, custard powder, corn starch, an egg, and water.
    1 tbsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tbsp custard powder, 2 tbsp corn starch, 1 egg, ½ cup water
  • Mix well and let this sit for at least 2 hours but ideally overnight. The water will hydrate the beef, making it extremely tender when cooked.
  • The next day, place your meat one at a time over a medium heat pan.
  • After about 2 minutes, flip and continue cooking another 2 minutes. The steak should be cooked to medium then set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix together your sauce ingredients.
    1 tin tomato paste, ½ cup HP sauce, 2½ tbsp sugar, 1½ tbsp worcestershire sauce, 1 cup vegetable stock
  • Add the sauce into a medium heat pan, heat it up until bubbling.
  • Add the meat back in and mix until well combined and the sauce coats each piece of meat.
  • Serve meat on top of a bed of onions and enjoy.
Keyword beef, stirfry, tenderloin