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
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.
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food
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