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beef and snow peas

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Laurie Roberts
Lakeside, OR

We wanted a yummy, hot comfort meal with all the snow and colder weather here. This hit the spot without being too heavy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A popular Chinese take out dish you can make at home! This Beef and Snow Peas recipe is an easy to make dinner that's packed with flavor. Sherry gives the sauce a nice tang. We liked the crunch from the snow peas, too. Very yummy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For beef and snow peas

  • 1/2 c
    soy sauce (use low sodium if desired)
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry sherry (I have also used port wine)
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 lb
    flank steak (thinly sliced and cut across the grain)
  • 3 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 lb
    snow peas
  • sliced water chestnuts (optional)
  • chopped onion (optional)
  • sliced mushrooms (optional)

How To Make beef and snow peas

  • Meat marinading in a bowl.
    Combine soy sauce, corn starch, sherry, and sugar in a large bowl. Add meat, stirring to coat with the marinade. Set aside.
  • Snow peas added to a wok.
    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add salt. Add snow peas and stir fry for 1 minute. Remove to a platter.
  • Snow peas removed. Onion, mushroom, and/or water chestnuts added to the wok.
    If adding onion, mushroom, and/or water chestnuts, this is where I do that as well.
  • Frying meat in the wok.
    Add more oil to wok or pan, if necessary. Then add beef mixture and stir fry 3 minutes or until meat loses its red color.
  • Cooked snow peas added back to the wok.
    Add snow peas to the beef and heat gently.
  • Beef mixture on top of rice.
    Serve over rice or as a side and enjoy!