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Tibetan Beef Stir-Fry in 30 Minutes (Shapta)

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I'm always in the mood for a good stir-fry recipe, especially if it has beef in it. And even more so when it can be made in under 30 minutes. When I came across this tibetan beef stir-fry recipe, I know it was a must try. Commonly known as Shapta, it is a simple and delicious combination of vegetables, spices, sauce, and beef. The amazing thing is, the entire dish can be made in under 30 minutes. I find the dish fantastic served up over rice. Noodles would be nice too. Believe me, your family and friends will simply love this stir-fry.
Cooking Method ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 3
Calories 380
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Tibetan beef stir-fry, sometimes known as Shapta, is a simple and delicious combination of vegetables, spices, sauce, and beef. It can be made up in 30 minutes and is a delightful meal for your family and friends. 

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  • 3/4 pounds Sirloin cut into thin slices (Always remember to slice against the grain.)
  • 1 teaspoon medium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil (I use sauteing oil. You can also use canola or olive.)
  • 2 tablespoons oil for frying
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into triangles
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into triangles
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 slices ginger, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 handful of bean sprouts
  • 2 medium green onions, chopped
  1. Place the beef in a bowl and add in the soy sauces, corn starch, and ground black pepper. Toss and message into the meat. Drizzle the oil in and mix again. Set it aside and allow to marinate for about 10 minutes. 

  2. Add the oil to a pan. Place the beef in before it gets super hot. Stir and fry for a few minutes until it's browned and about 80% cooked. Remove the beef from the pan and set it aside in a bowl. 

  3. Add a bit more oil to the same pan and place the onion, garlic, and ginger in. Stir and saute until the garlic becomes fragrant and the onion slightly translucent. 

  4. Add in the bell peppers and the hot chilli flakes. Stir and fry for a minute or two until the pepper become a little soft. 

  5. Place the beef back in along with the bean sprouts and green onions. Season with salt and pepper. Toss and stir fry for a minute or two. 

  6. Serve with rice or noodles and enjoy your Tibetan beef stir-fry. 

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 380kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6.5g33%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 625mg27%
Potassium 630mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 10g4%
Sugars 3.4g
Protein 29g58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


You can use any cut of beef with the recipe. Just keep in mind that the better the cut, the better the dish. Vary the ingredient amounts according to you liking. 

Keywords: Asian Recipes, Beef, Supper, Dinner, Main Dish, Tibetan
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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