Crispy chilli beef lean style

Crispy chilli beef lean style

Ok so you’ve decided to become a leaner version of you but your family aren’t on message and still order a takeaway at the weekend.

You don’t have to miss out especially if you have this instead.

In fact, have this on standby and your family won’t want to order out!

This is one of the many recipes I created when I followed the 90 Day Plan by The Body Coach. Simply use your plans ingredient amounts instead of those shown in the recipe. There are 220 Create Your Own (CYO) friendly recipes in my app and on this website.

Ingredients for 1 serving

267 g extra lean beef mince
52 g peppers, cut into cubes
46 g spring onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp chinese 5 spice seasoning
0.5 chilli, sliced, seeds or no seeds up to you!
24 g sesame seeds
6 g olive oil
48 ml sweet chilli sauce
149 g baby gem lettuce
salt and pepper


  • Pre heat your grill to it’s highest setting and line a baking sheet with non stick foil.
  • Put a frying pan onto a medium heat and brown the mince.
  • Once the mince has browned, add the Chinese 5 spice seasoning to the pan along with the peppers and spring onion.
  • Stir fry the mince and vegetables for a minute and take the pan off the heat.
  • Add the sweet chilli sauce to the pan and give everything a good stir to coat everything in the sticky sweet chilli sauce.
  • Arrange the mince mixture onto the baking sheet and spread it around so it’s a thin layer.
  • Pop the baking sheet under the grill until the sugars in the sweet chilli sauce start to caramelise – this shouldn’t take long.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the grill when you’re happy that sweet chilli sauce as caramelised making the beef crispy, stir through the chilli slices and arrange the mince onto a plate.
  • Use the lettuce leaves as spoons and sprinkle the sesame seeds onto your filled lettuce leaves as you eat.

Recipe Notes

  • For those on 2018 BC plans, sweet chilli sauce is a swap for other side sauces provided you choose one with equivalent macros.
  • Make sure your mince is extra lean, less than 5% of fat per 100g.
  • For anyone following older BC plans, sriracha sauce is a little extra flourish which is TOTALLY optional but it will add an extra dimension to the dish without throwing out your macros.
  • Why not batch cook this recipe and have a portion ready for tomorrow too!

Nella Foulds
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