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Sichuan Food is famous for its Mala (spicy and numbing) taste, which goes with many different dishes and food materials. Among them, mala beef jerky is a very popular snack exemplifying the strong spicy and numbing flavors.
Here is our recipe for Sichuan Mala Beef Jerky and step-by-step instructions.
Food Materials: Beef, all lean beef, we choose top round.
Major ingredients: Sugar, Salt, Onion, Dried Chili Pepper, Sichuan Peppercorn, Dried Chili Pepper Powder, Sichuan Peppercorn Powder, Cinamon, Bay Leaf, Star Anise
Step 1 Marinate
Cut the beef into chunks, marinate with chili peppers, salt, Sichuan peppercorns, Onion Slices, Ginger Slices for 12 hours.
Step 2 Braise
Put the beef chunk in a pot with chili broth. Here is the recipe for chili broth: Soy Sauce, Salt, Dry Chili Pepper, Sichuan Peppercorns, Cinammon, Bay Leaf, Star Anise, Water. Mix these together in a pot and add beef chunk when the broth is boiling. Keep the broth boiling for about 2 hours in low heat
- Step 3 Fry
Get the beef chunks out from the pot. After it cools down, cut the beef chunk into small strips. Then fry the beef strips in a wok with vegetable oil in a medium heat. Stir the wok during the fry process to avoid overcooking. Get the beef strips out when it's fried dry.
- Step 4 Add flavors
Mix Chili Powder, Sichuan Peppercorn Powder, Sugar, Sesame Seeds together with Beef Strips.