Hoisin Beef

With only five ingredients, this is an easy and inexpensive dessert that everyone will love.

hoisen beef

Chinese food is relatively simple if you have the right ingredients, which you can most likely pick up at your local grocer for a few dollars. Once you have all your ingredients prepared, the cooking process only takes a few minutes. Put your rice on ahead of time so everything is ready to go once the chicken has cooked.

Serves: Six
Time: One hour and 30 minutes


  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 750g rump steak, cut into thing strips
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 onion, thickly sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, blanched
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1-2 teaspoons chilli paste
  • 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Rice to serve


Marinate sliced beef with the soy sauce, sesame oil and 1 teaspoon of the chilli paste (optional) for at least 30 minutes.

In a wok or large frying pan, heat half of the vegetable oil over a high heat. Cook the strips of beef for 2-3 minutes and then remove from pan and set aside.

Heat the remaining oil and add in the onion and chilli paste, stir-frying for a minute, followed by the garlic, capsicum and blanched broccoli. Stir the mixture as it cooks, waiting until the onions become translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

Add in the most of the hoisin sauce and the beef strips. See if you need more hoisin sauce and add the rest if necessary. Add the water a little at a time to thin out the sauce. Stir-fry for 2 more minutes, serving with white or brown rice.



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    6th Jul 2017
    So, which is it? Chicken or Beef?

    Put your rice on ahead of time so everything is ready to go once the chicken has cooked.

    •4 tbsp vegetable oil
    •750g rump steak, cut into thing strips
    6th Jul 2017
    Surely the photo is NOT of "thin strips of beef". It looks more like meat balls, or something less savoury.
    6th Jul 2017
    Can anyone tell me what is in hoisin sauce please. I am not sure if I am able to eat it or not.
    6th Jul 2017
    Lots of things. Google it.
    6th Jul 2017
    Halona - your comments should be helpful and Ghoti -I agree - something far less savory
    6th Jul 2017
    The recipe isn't nothing like the picture at all....where are the vegetables. It's ridiculous...going on the picture I wouldn't feed it to my dog...I
    6th Jul 2017
    ...whenever I need a "smile" - I always love the comments from the "recipe people" - lol lol ..... :-)

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