May 31st, 2012

Hoisin Beef and Scallion Stir Fry

Steak is always a favorite at my house – no matter how you cook it.  This stir fry is simple and good.  Thin sliced flank steak and scallions; hoisin sauce has a rich, sweet flavor – you can find it in the Asian section of your market.   And yes, scallions are just green onions which also have a mild, sweet flavor when you cook them.  Put it all together for a delicious, easy dinner.  It’s good served with brocoli.


Hoisin Beef and Scallion Stir Fry

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
sea salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more for serving)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 1/4  – 1 1/2 pounds flank steak cut diagonally across the grain into  approx. 1/2 x 3 inch strips
4 garlic cloves, minced
2-3 bunches scallions, sliced about 1 1/2 in, white and green parts kept separate
rice for serving


1.  In a small bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup water, hoisin sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes; set aside.

2.  Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat.  In two batches, cook steak until lightly browned, turning once.  (2-3 minutes per batch).  Transfer to a plate.

3.  Add remaining teaspoon oil to pan along with garlic and whites of scallions (if large, cut in half lengthwise).  Cook, tossing often until fragrant (1-2 minutes).  Whisk hoisin mixture to combine; add to pan along with scallion greens.

4.  Return meat to pan; cook tossing to coat steak with sauce.  Remove from heat.  Serve immediately over rice.  Sprinkled with additional red pepper flakes.

Serves 4
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food

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2 Responses to “Hoisin Beef and Scallion Stir Fry”

  1. Whoa. This sounds SO good. I have Hoisin Sauce in my pantry, so this will be easy. Thanks so much!

  2. This sounds so delicious! I’ll have to make it for my family {sans the red pepper flakes because of the little ones}.


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