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Stir-fried beef with hoisin sauce

Stir-fried beef with hoisin sauce

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep: -
    • Plus 20 minutes marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Quick, easy to make and healthy



  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 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
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large carrot , cut into matchsticks
  • 100g mangetout , halved lengthways
  • 140g mushrooms , sliced
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • Chinese noodles , to serve


  • STEP 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).

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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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Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2002


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