Stir-fried beef with hoisin sauce

Stir-fried beef with hoisin sauce

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(83 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins - 25 mins Plus 20 minutes marinating


Serves 2
Quick, easy to make and healthy

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal390
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre6g
  • protein33g
  • salt2.41g
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  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tbsp dry sherry
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh root ginger (or fresh ginger paste in a jar)
  • 200g lean sirloin steak, thinly sliced across the grain
    Sirloin steak

    Sirloin steak

    Sur-loyn stayk

    This well-flavoured steak needs to be cooked carefully, and rested properly to ensure…

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 100g mangetout, halved lengthways
    Mangetout with papaya & beansprouts on a white plate



    The French name tells you everything; it means ‘eat it all’. Mangetout properly…

  • 140g mushrooms, sliced



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • Chinese noodles, to serve


  1. Mix together the soy sauce, sherry, sesame oil, garlic and ginger in a shallow dish. Add the steak and leave to marinate for about 20 minutes (or longer, if you have time).

  2. Heat a large heavy-based frying pan or wok, add the sesame seeds and toast over a high heat, stirring, for a few minutes until golden. Tip on to a plate.

  3. When ready to cook, heat the sunflower oil in a large frying pan or wok until hot. Add the steak with the marinade and stir fry for 3-4 minutes over a high heat until lightly browned. Remove, using a slotted spoon, on to a plate, leaving the juices in the pan.

  4. Toss the carrots in the pan and stir fry for a few minutes, then add the mangetout and cook for a further 2 minutes.

  5. Return the steak to the pan, add the mushrooms and toss everything together. Add the hoisin sauce and stir fry for a final minute. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and serve immediately.

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mrs.grimshaw's picture
23rd Jul, 2019
We use this recipe often for a quick healthy dinner. I make a few adjustments of adding a chilli into the marinade, double the garlic and including peppers for an extra portion of veg.
Minimasks's picture
19th Jul, 2019
Quick healthy stir fry. Quick way to chop carrots is in a mini chopper not hand cutting match sticks to save time. I marinate beef the night before/ that morning.
8th Apr, 2019
I've never been the healthiest of eaters and I am trying to turn my habits around some, as well as trying to learn to cook a bit. This was rather lovely and easy to make too. Thumbs up from me :)
19th Mar, 2019
This recipe is amazing! Left out the Sherry & I wouldn't bother adding it in the future either. This is on our favourites list now! A quick, easy & delicious meal!
22nd Jul, 2018
Yummy - I think some of the timings are a bit too long though, those small strips of steak don't take more than a minute or two initially.
28th Feb, 2018
Delicious! This should have more 5 star reviews. Doubled the garlic and ginger. Also added red pepper and chilli flakes. Great tasty midweek meal.
8th Nov, 2017
Great simple and easy recipe. Very tasty. I used sherry and mange tout and red pepper - looked fantastic.
10th Oct, 2017
Let's start with my substitutions: Pork instead of beef Rice vinegar instead of sherry (substitute 1-to-1) No ginger, a little more garlic (I was just out of ginger) 3 parts olive oil to 1 part sesame oil instead of sunflower oil (I only usually have sesame and olive in the house) Add to that, I added a LOT more veggies. Shishito, Cubanelle, and Bell peppers, and a lot more peas than prescribed. I didn't read well and marinated the pork *including* the hoisin, and I added a little red pepper flake (I quadrupled the recipe to cook for a dinner party and added about 1/4 teaspoon). Given the two semi-spicy peppers plus a little red pepper flake, this turned out to be a mildly spicy version of sesame (insert protein) and vegetables. With a little rice on the side, a spice wimp could probably tolerate it, but I wouldn't recommend those modifications if you have someone in the group who gags at, like, a light sprinkling of black pepper. As presented above, it would be zero-heat but a bit on the sweet side. With the proper preparation of the proteins and veggies (perhaps pre-chopped), this is a VERY fast dinner, so I would recommend for a quick weeknight dinner.
22nd Jun, 2017
Very tasty! Didn't use sherry, and used baby corn instead of carrot.
27th Jun, 2016
This was fantastic!!! Absolutely loved it!! I took the advice of previous reviewers and more than doubled the ginger I used 3 cloves of garlic and chilli flakes. I did not use the sherry wine and I used baby corn cobs and broccoli and spring onions, I think you could add any veg and meat. It came out really well highly recommend!


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8th Dec, 2014
I didn't use the sherry or noodles as didn't want to include alcohol or carbohydrates, so I increased the amount of vegetables, it was great.
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