5 September 2017

Sticky hoisin beef stir fry recipe

I've loved cooking from a very young age and food is something I really enjoy sharing here on the blog, with a whole section on scrumptious restaurant reviews - but something I want to share more often is family friendly recipes that are not only easy to make but Weight Watchers friendly meals too. I thought I'd kick things off with a stir fry, the very first dish I learnt to cook by myself 18 years ago in Year 7 Food Technology and still one of my absolute favourite meals today.

Stir fry is a favourite family dish in this house and also one of the first meals Willow had (check out this Instagram snap!) when we first started baby-led weaning. I really love oriental flavours and I'm also really big on packing meals with lots of vegetables, so this makes a great meal that's filling and tasty, not forgetting super quick to cook!

Sticky hoisin beef stir fry recipe
Sticky hoisin beef stir fry recipe



STEP ONE - PREPARE THE SAUCE
Peel and finely slice, or grate, the ginger and garlic (garlic is optional, this dish is just as delicious without it so if you're not a fan, leave it out), before mixing with the honey, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and five spice in a mixing bowl. Add 60ml of water and mix thoroughly.

STEP TWO - PREPARE THE MEAT
Slice your meat into evenly sized strips before adding to the sauce to marinade.
As an alternative to beef, chicken and pork also work well with this recipe.

STEP THREE - PREPARE THE VEGETABLES
Chop or slice your red and yellow pepper, red onion, leek, shallots, chestnut mushrooms and fresh greens/kale to your liking. We like slices of vegetables in our stir fry so everything is swiftly turned into long strips!

STEP FOUR - GET COOKING!
Heat a large non-stick pan (or wok, if you're fancier than us) with 1 teaspoon of oil, chuck in your peppers and onions and cook for 3-4 minutes, or longer if you prefer softer vegetables. Add your meat (reserve the sauce), leeks and fresh greens or kale, cook for further 3-4 minutes.

Whilst your stir fry is cooking, heat a large pan with 400ml water and pop your noodles in. Fine egg noodles take no more than 3-4 minutes to cook once the water starts boiling, so keep an eye on them and drain as soon as they are ready.

As the water for your noodles starts to boil, add the remainder of the sauce to your stir fry and cook for 1-2 minutes until slightly reduced (longer if you want a thicker consistency to your sauce).

STEP FIVE - GET EATING!
Plate up your noodles, add a generous helping of your stir fry on top and tuck in!

If you give this recipe a try, I'd love to know what you think (you can even show me a picture of how it turned out by tagging me on social media @TattooedTealady!) and for those of you who are on Weight Watchers like me, this recipe works out at 16 SmartPoints per serving.

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28 comments

  1. oh wow, this sounds so yum and actually doable. Must get me some hoisin sauce!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I hope you'll give it a try Pam! :) xo

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  2. Sounds amazing. Good food pics too. Will give it a try one day.

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    1. Thanks so much Jono! I hope you enjoy it xo

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  3. I love stir fry! It's so good and I love any kind of steak. If it's steak I'll eat it:)

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    1. Haha I am much the same when it comes to steak! xo

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  4. We love stir fry in our house! We're vegan so it's either more veg or tofu and rice noodles instead, although I do really miss egg noodles! This does look really tasty!

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    1. Oh I do love some rice noodles though! xo

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  5. This looks delicious! We all love stir fry in our house and rice noodles are great for me as I'm gluten free!

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    1. You could definitely use rice noodles instead of egg noodles! xo

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  6. What a yummy looking recipe. I will be trying this.

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    1. Thanks so much Stella, it's delicious! Let me know what you think when you've given it a try xo

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  7. Omg this looks so delicious. I'm going to have to move in with you guys xx

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    1. Haha, I do like to feed people so feel free! xo

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  8. Oh wow this looks yum. You honestly can't beat a stir fry. They're just so simple and easy to make :)

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    1. Yes! Always a good one to go with when you're not sure what to cook xo

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  9. Very nice, it's years since I've made a stir fry. I do like beef stir fry.

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    1. Definitely time to try this recipe then Jan! I hope it makes you want stir fry more often :) xo

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  10. This looks so yummy - I love a stir fry!

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    1. Me too! And this is such a quick and scrumptious recipe xo

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  11. This sounds amazing! Stir frys are my go to evening meal but I always stick boring. I'm going to try this ox

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    1. Let me know what you think once you've given the recipe a try! :) xo

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  12. Beef noddles are one of my family's favourite meals. I will be trying this recipe our for sure

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    1. That's great Zena, and delicious taste in food too! xo

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  13. my husband would enjoy this. we don't eat a lot of noodles but when we do we really enjoy them

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    1. You could always try it with rice, too! xo

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  14. I've never been a massive fan of stir fry but this looks incredible to me (I am also starving as I write this comment...) but I realised that it's the noodles! I've only ever had stir fry meals with rice, but with noodles it looks so tasty.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    1. Ah you will have to let me know what you think if you give it a try with noodles! (It'd also work well with rice I think) xo

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