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Garlicky Hoisin Beef Kabobs

Garlicky Hoisin Beef Kabobs

  • Author: Ontario Beef
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Skewers 1x


You want umami? We’ll give you umami, alright! Garlicky, sticky and packed with big flavour in every bite, this Cantonese-inspired kabob takes Ontario beef to another level of culinary craftsmanship.


  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
  • 1 1/2 lbs ontario beef sirloin steak, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Sesame seeds, to garnish
  • Green onion, to garnish


In a large mixing bowl whisk together the hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic & ginger until well combined. Add the steak cubes & toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours. When ready to grill, preheat barbecue to 450(f) degrees. Thread the beef onto wood or metal skewers, roughly 6 cubes per skewer. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Grill for 1 minute on each side, rotating the skewers after each increment. Transfer skewers to a serving plate & brush with additional hoisin sauce if desired. Garnish with sesame seeds & green onions.