Grilled Hoisin Beef

Background and History

Grilled Hoisin Beef is a flavorful and aromatic dish that draws inspiration from Chinese cuisine. Hoisin sauce, a thick and savory condiment made from soybeans, garlic, vinegar, and various spices, is the star ingredient in this recipe. With a history dating back centuries in China, hoisin sauce adds depth and richness to grilled beef, creating a mouthwatering dish that’s perfect for outdoor barbecues and gatherings.


  • 1.5 pounds beef sirloin or flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Optional garnish: sliced green onions, sesame seeds

Serves: 4-6 people
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Marinating Time: 1-2 hours
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes


Prepare the Marinade

In a bowl, combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey or brown sugar, minced garlic, and sesame oil. Mix well until the ingredients are fully incorporated.

Marinate the Beef

Place the thinly sliced beef in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the beef, ensuring it is evenly coated. Cover the dish or seal the bag and refrigerate for 1-2 hours, allowing the flavors to meld together.

Preheat the Grill

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Alternatively, you can use a grill pan or a skillet on the stovetop.

Grill the Beef

Remove the beef from the marinade and discard any excess marinade. Brush both sides of the beef slices with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.

Cook the Beef

Place the beef slices on the preheated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked to your desired level of doneness. For medium-rare, aim for an internal temperature of 130-135°F (54-57°C).

Rest and Garnish

Once cooked, transfer the beef slices to a serving platter and let them rest for a few minutes. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

Serve: Serve the Grilled Hoisin Beef immediately with steamed rice or your favorite side dishes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: Approximately 250-300 per serving
  • Protein: About 25-30 grams per serving
  • Fat: About 15-20 grams per serving
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 5-10 grams per serving


Thinly slicing the beef ensures quick and even cooking on the grill.

You can also use chicken or pork instead of beef for a variation of this dish.

For added flavor, brush the beef with extra marinade while grilling.

Leftover Grilled Hoisin Beef can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and used in salads, stir-fries, or sandwiches.

Allergy Warning

  • Contains soy (from hoisin sauce) and sesame oil.
  • Check for individual allergens in hoisin sauce and other ingredients.
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