Hoisin beef stir-fry



10 min


4 Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 5 minutes

Pineapple juice and sticky hoisin create a pleasingly sweet sauce, reminiscent of our favourite takeout dishes.


  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp hot-red-chili flakes
  • generous pinches salt
  • generous pinches pepper
  • 375 g stir-fry beef strips
  • 2 large carrots
  • 250 g green beans
  • 41643 medium red onion
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil or cilantro


  • In a medium bowl, stir hoisin with pineapple juice, garlic powder, chili flakes, salt and pepper. Add beef strips and toss to evenly coat. Slice carrots into thin rounds. If using green beans, trim stems. If using asparagus, snap off tough ends and slice into 1-in. (2.5-cm) pieces. Slice onion into thin strips.
  • Drain beef well, saving the hoisin mixture. Stir in cornstarch until it’s dissolved. Lightly coat a large frying pan with vegetable oil and set over high heat. When oil is hot, add beef. Stir often until no pink remains, 2 to 3 min. Stir in hoisin mixture. Add carrots, beans and onion. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and stir occasionally until vegetables are done as you like, 3 to 5 min. Stir in sesame oil and sprinkle with cilantro. Great over steamed rice or egg noodles.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 212,
  • Protein
  • 20 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g,
  • Fat
  • 5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 280 mg.