Hoisin beef stir fry

april 107

This delicious combination of vegetables and beef in a sweet hoisin sauce has a secret ingredient, garlic stems!

My mom whipped up this fabulous dish for dinner tonight.  My yobo was not going to be home so my mom invited me and the kids to stay.  Then my sister’s husband was also not going to be home so my mom invited her and her 4 boys for dinner too.  She looked in the fridge and came up with this amazing dish in no time at all.  How she does it, we are not sure.  We are all just glad she does!

Not only is my mom a wonderful cook, she makes it look easy.  She can make a meal for a dozen people on a moments notice and it will be delicious.  My mom claims it all has to do with having the ingredients in the house; they have two chest freezers and two fridges even though it is only her and my dad at home.  She loves to host and truly has the gift of hospitality.  “There is always room for one more” is her motto. (If you have been to their house on Sunday for lunch, you will have experienced this!)


The recipe:

Prep time: 20 mins   Cook time: 15 mins

The things you need:

  • 2 lbs eye of round beef strips
  • 2/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups beans
  • 1 small head of broccoli
  • 1 bunch garlic stems (they can be found in the ‘weird’ Asian vegetable section – according to my sister)
  • 2 cups bok choy
  • 1/2 stalk leek

The how to:

  • marinate the meat – the longer the better – in the hoisin sauce, water and sweet chilli sauce
  • cut up the vegetables and set aside
  • stir fry the meat.
  • mix the corn starch with the 1/4 cup water and add to the meat
  • set the meat aside (or if you are my mom, use another wok) and steam the veggies
  • when the veggies are almost cooked, combine the two together
  • serve with quinoa

The gang

 The happy dinner guests

5 thoughts on “Hoisin beef stir fry

  1. Like mother like daughter… You are both so so so AMAZING and talented!! I am always so surprised at what you can come up with it in such a short time!!

    Your family is such a blessing to me… So thankful for you guys!!

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