Stir-fried beef with hoisin sauce

Quick, easy to make and healthy

  • Prep:25 mins
    Plus 20 minutes marinating
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 390
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 20g
  • sugars 8g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 33g
  • salt 2.41g


  • 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 steaks, 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


  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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