Garlicky Hoisin Beef


The fragrant sauce of sugar, hoisin, soy sauce, scallions, and garlic pulls this delicious beef meal together.

Garlicky Hoisin Beef
The fragrant sauce of sugar, hoisin, soy sauce, scallions, and garlic pulls this delicious meal together. Get the recipe: Garlicky Hoisin Beef. Photo: Anna Williams
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves


  • 1 cup long-grain rice

  • ¾ cup hoisin sauce (available in the Asian-food aisle of most supermarkets)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped scallions (white parts only)

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

  • 1 pound flank or boneless sirloin steak, thinly sliced

  • 1 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • pound (1 1/2 cups) snow or sugar snap peas

  • 3 scallions (green parts only), cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths


  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, ½ cup water, soy sauce, and sugar.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat 1½ tablespoons oil over medium-high heat for 30 seconds. Add the scallions, garlic, and red pepper (if using) and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the hoisin mixture and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens slightly, about 1½ minutes. Pour into a bowl. Set aside.

  3. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the steak and stir-fry until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  4. Wipe out pan. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add the remaining ½ tablespoon oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring con-stantly, for 10 seconds. Add the sweet potato and ⅓ cup water. Cover partially and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes. Add the peas and scallions; cook for 1 minute.

  5. Increase heat to high. Add the sauce. When it starts to bubble, add the steak. Stir-fry until warmed through, about 1 minute. Serve immediately over rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

464 Calories
22g Fat
39g Carbs
27mg Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 464
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 1214mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Protein 27g
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 4mg 20%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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