These stir-fry Honey Hoisin Beef Bowls are ridiculously easy to make and packed with flavor! Lean ground beef mixed with finely diced mushrooms, red onions, and Asian aromatics, sautéed in a sweet and savory sauce, these bowls are hearty, yet healthy and perfect for easy weeknight dinners!
1TBSOilneutral flavored such as vegetable or canola
½small Red Onionfinely chopped
3/4CupMushroomsfinely chopped* (button or baby bella)
Salt & Pepperto taste
3TBSReduced Sodium Soy Sauce
1TBSRice Wine Vinegar
4CupsCooked Ricelong grain is best, such as jasmine or basamati
Optional for topping:
Carrotcut into matchsticks
Avocadosliced or diced
Scallionscurls or sliced
Sesame SeedsCrushed Red Pepper Flakes
Make the sauce: In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
Stir-fry: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the onion and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until starting to soften. Add in the beef, and season generously with salt and pepper. Sauté until almost browned, breaking it up as you go, about 4 minutes. Add in the mushrooms and continue to stir-fry for an additional 3-4 minutes. Add in the garlic, ginger and season again with salt and pepper.* Cook until aromatic, about 1 minute.
Add in the sauce and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until everything is coated and the beef is cooked through. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper.
Assemble the bowls: Add rice to the bottom of serving bowls and top with beef. Garnish with desired toppings and serve. Enjoy!
This recipe utilizes ground beef, and while you can use any ground beef you would like, I used lean ground sirloin. If you use regular ground beef or ground chuck, you may need to wipe the excess fat from the pan after browning the beef and before adding in the mushrooms. Use your best judgement!
The recipe calls for finely chopped mushrooms, and I highly recommend using white button or cremini (baby bella) mushrooms. Make sure you do NOT soak the mushrooms to clean them. Instead, use a damp paper towel to wipe any dirt from the mushroom, or give them a very quick, light rinse with cool water and pat dry.
Make sure you season the stir-fry with salt and pepper in layers, as you cook - i.e. season the onions, season the beef, season the ginger/garlic, season the sauce. Adding salt and pepper in layers will ensure the dish as an entirety is seasoned properly!