Garlic Beef & Green Beans
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 4
Garlic Beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive or peanut oil
  • 2 pounds sirloin/top round/filet/flank steak (whatever you have on hand), sliced into long, thin strips
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pound green beans, cleaned and de-stemmed
  • ¼ cup water (if needed)
  • Rice, cooked according to package directions (for serving)
  • 1 tablespoon olive or peanut oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅔ cup Hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Sriracha (I used 2 teaspoons)
  • ⅓ cup water
  1. Slice your beef into long, thin strips. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive or peanut oil in a large saute pan over high heat and add in your beef. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until almost completely cooked (it can still be a little pink, as it will continue to cook a bit on the plate) and remove with a slotted spatula onto a plate with paper towels so the juices drain a bit.
  2. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of juices out of your pan and add the diced onion. Cook for 5 minutes over medium-high heat until softened, then add in the cleaned and de-stemmed green beans. Add in ¼ cup of water, if needed (just enough so the beans can steam), and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. While you cook the onions and green beans, heat 1 tablespoon of olive or peanut oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat, then add in your minced garlic. Cook for 3 minutes, until fragrant, then add in the rest of the sauce ingredients. Stir to combine, then cook over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes until bubbling and slightly thickened.
  4. Add the sauce to the pan with the onions and green beans and cook over medium-high heat until thickened a bit more (about 3 minutes). Add in the beef and cook until heated through (about 3 minutes). Serve over rice or more vegetables. Serves 4 (or serves 5 when served over rice).
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at