I had earlier on in my blog posted that I am not a fun of spinach or any dark greens for that matter apart from Kale( sukuma wiki). Well this is one of the recipes that are weaning me into eating spinach, I still can not eat them by themselves but I guess as long as they get into my mouth and eventually my stomach that should count right???? I loved the chilli flavour in this dish and also the fact that I made it in less than 20 mins. I also had this on its own with no accompaniment and I really enjoyed it, I think it would go great tho with either rice or Ugali (Kenyan meal made out of maize meal). HAPPY COOKING!




  • 1 tablespoon of peanut/Sesame  oil (this is great for stir fry’s coz it has a high smoke point but if you don’t have regular vegetable or olive oil is fine)
  • 400g beef fillet/steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 small fresh chillies
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 bunch of spinach, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons teriyaki sauce ( when I don’t have this I mix soy sauce with just a bit of brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn flour
  • ½ teaspoon beef stock powder (such as royko)
  • ¼ cup (60ml) water



  1. Combine beef, oil, chillies and garlic in a bowl and marinate for at least 20 mins (This is optional but adds to the flavour in the meat the longer the better)
  2. Heat oil in wok
  3. Add combined beef, oil, chillies and garlic in batches
  4. Stir fry until beef is tender
  5. Add spinach, sauce and sugar
  6. Add blended corn flour, stock powder and water
  7. Stir until sauce boils and thickens