Crispy Chilli Beef | Zanussi Fakeaway Recipe | AD

*This post was created in Partnership with Zanussi, and  I was gifted this oven, however, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.*

Crispy Chilli Beef is a classic Chinese takeaway dish that I absolutely love. Thanks to the Zanussi Airfry technology, this can be easily created at home with very little effort.

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I have some exciting news...I am delighted to announce that I am partnering with Zanussi UK on their Fakeaways campaign! I will be showing you how to create delicious, healthy Fakeaways using my brand new Zanussi AirFry oven!

If you follow me, you will know that I love to create delicious but healthy versions of my favourite takeaways, also known as the Fakeaway. 

I was even dubbed the 'Queen of the Fakeaway' by the press, back in lockdown!

By making your own Fakeaway favourites you're not only saving money but saving on calories too. 

Zanussi provides clever, simple, solutions for ease of use and enjoyment at home, and it is with great excitement that I can say that I have partnered up with them to share some brand new Fakeaway recipes, which I created using their  Zanussi ZOPNA7X1 oven with AirFry technology. 

The AirFry technology helps you to achieve perfectly crisp fried foods, without compromising on taste or health.

Gone are the days where I need to store a big, bulky extra air frying unit. The Zanussi oven has it all built-in one. This makes life so much easier and is perfect for making your own Fakeaways. 

The maximised airflow promotes even cooking from all sides, even from below, helping achieve that desirable crisp, golden texture. 

This technology also significantly speeds up the cooking process by up to 20% so your family favourites will be ready to enjoy in no time at all.

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With this recipe, the Zanussi air fry technology is absolutely perfect for creating the crispy beef strips, and you may even be able to fool your friends into thinking you ordered it in!

Crispy Chilli Beef Recipe

You will need:

500g lean rump steak, cut into thin strips
200ml beef stock (Can be made up from a cube)
2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
2 tbsp tomato puree
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp clear honey
1 tbsp lemon juice 
1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
2 tbsp cornflour
1 red pepper deseeded and sliced
1/2 onion sliced
5 spring onions chopped
1 tsp chilli flakes
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper


For best results use the Zanussi oven I mention above. If you don't have this, you can use an air fryer, or frying pan instead.

Switch your oven onto the AirFry setting, and set the temperature to be 180 degrees.

Flatten out your rump steak, and cut into thin strips.

Coat each strip in cornflour, and then lay them out on the Zanussi AirFry tray.

Cook in the oven for 10 minutes. Thanks to the Zanussi tray, there's no need to turn the strips halfway through.

Slice up the carrot, onion, garlic pepper and add to a frying pan. Add the ginger and fry on a low temperature for approximately 5 minutes.

Make the sauce coating by mixing the sweet chilli sauce, tomato puree, chilli flakes, Worcestershire sauce, clear honey, lemon juice and a little of the stock until it creates a glaze.

When the strips have been in for 10 minutes, remove them from the oven. Drop them into the bowl with the sauce and mix around. Place the strips back on the tray and cook for another 5 minutes.

Add the rest of the sauce to the pan with the carrots and peppers and cook for the 5 minutes the strips are in the oven.

Remove the strips and add them to the pan with the peppers, onions and carrots. Mix well.

Sprinkle on the spring onions to serve.


If you don't have a Zanussi oven, you can follow this recipe and lay the strips on a baking tray, turning them regularly.

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This post was created in Partnership with Zanussi, and  I was gifted this oven, however, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.