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Hoisin Sauce

Megamarket sauces are amongst the perfect traps. You plan a delicious – and healthful – vegetable stir-fry. To complete your dish you reach for some delicious hoisin sauce that you picked up just the other day for this special occasion. You toss it in and mix it up and –
Epic Fail.
Many such ultra-processed, pre-prepared sauces whilst convenient, are like a truck stop pole dancer – they have everything you don’t want. As an example, the label below from a very popular brand demonstrates that the majority ingredient in making this version is sugar. That’s followed by a laundry list that contains unwanted coloring agents and additives.

Processed hoisin sauce
This homemade version with less than 10 ingredients takes less than 10 minutes to whip up in a food processor. Plus, you can add more or less certain flavors to craft it exactly to your taste. Using wholesome and authentic foods like this hoisin sauce transforms epic fail into epic meal.

hoisin sauce


  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese five spice

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Beef stir-fry with hoisin sauce

Beef stir-fry with hoisin sauce