Best Szechuan Beef Recipe
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When searching for "Szechuan beef" recipes, there are two variations that turn up: a deliciously saucy stir-fry dish popular in many Chinese-American restaurants, and another spicier version that hails from the eponymous region in China. The latter version incorporates the use of fresh chilis, Szechuan peppercorns, and dry heat to create a crispier result. Our version below, reworked and updated following reader feedback, is a blend of the two that marries the more intense heat of fiery chilis and numbing Szechuan peppercorns with mildly sweet and salty sauciness. To tame the heat, we're adding in a tiny touch of sugar, some sweet red bell peppers and carrots, and a tablespoon of hoisin sauce. Editor's Note: This introduction to this recipe was updated on August 6, 2020 to include more information about the dish.