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Stir-fried beef with hoisin sauce

Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins - 25 mins  Plus 20 minutes to marinate

Servings Serves 2

Nutritional Information

Kcalories 390                          Protein  33g

Carbs  20g                               Fat  9g

Saturates 4g                             Fibre  6g

Sugar  8g                                  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 fine matchsticks

100g mangetout, halved

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 bowl. Add the steak and leave to marinate for about 20 minutes (or longer).

2. Heat a large 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.