Beef Stir Fry

I actually made this last night, but forgot to post. This is just a basic stir fry recipe that uses hoisin sauce as its base. I like to add lots of fresh ground pepper to make it Black Pepper Beef. I served this with fried rice and pot stickers. It makes a good quick dinner.

Beef Stir Fry


  • 1 1/4 pounds flank steak, cut into thin slices
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted cashews


  1. Combine steak and soy sauce in medium bowl, cover, and refrigerate while preparing other ingredients.
  2. Whisk hoisin sauce, water, and pepper flakes together in small bowl.
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large nonstick skillet over high heat until just smoking.
  4. Add half of steak, break up clumps with wooden spoon, and cook, without stirring, for 1 minute.
  5. Toss steak until browned around edges.
  6. Transfer to clean bowl.
  7. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in skillet until just smoking and repeat with remaining beef.
  8. To now empty skillet, add remaining 2 teaspoons oil and heat until just smoking.
  9. Add peppers and onions and cook, stirring once or twice.
  10. Clear center of pan and add garlic and ginger.
  11. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  12. Combine with peppers and onions, then toss in steak.
  13. Whisk hoisin sauce mixture to recombine, pour into pan, and cook until thickened, about 1 minute.
  14. Stir in cashews and transfer to platter.

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