Hoisin Beef Stir-Fry

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10 min


35 min


4 servings

Hoisin Beef Stir-Fry

Appease everyone at the table by keeping everything separate. Divide marinade between beef and veggies and stir fry each on its own.


  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 375 g beef stir-fry strips or top sirloin steak , cut into strips
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 large carrots , sliced into thin rounds
  • 250 g green beans , or half bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 red onion , thinly sliced
  • ¼ tsp dark sesame oil , optional
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro or basil , optional


  • In a medium bowl, stir pineapple juice with hoisin sauce and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper. Add beef and toss to coat. Let marinate for 20 min.
  • Drain beef well, reserving marinade. Stir cornstarch into marinade until dissolved. Lightly coat a large frying pan with vegetable oil and set over high heat. When oil is hot, add beef. Cook, stirring often, until no pink remains, 2 to 3 min. Stir in leftover marinade. Add carrots, beans and onion. Cover, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are done as you like, 3 to 5 min. Stir in sesame oil and sprinkle with cilantro, if using. Serve 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.


Swap chicken for beef and mix in sugar snap peas, broccoli or peppers, too.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent January 2017 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.