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Snow Peas & Beef Stir-Fry Recipe
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Snow Peas & Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

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Skip greasy takeout food and go for this healthy and fast dinner that's so much more enjoyable. To make it even easier, warm up ready-to-serve brown rice in the microwave and supper is ready to go (with one less pan to wash). —Donna Lindecamp, Morganton, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sherry or water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 pound fresh snow peas
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without rice) equals 265 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 863 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch and sugar. Transfer 1/4 cup mixture to a large bowl; stir in 1 tablespoon oil and garlic. Add beef; toss to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the beef mixture; stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan; repeat with remaining beef.
  3. In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add mushrooms and onion; cook and stir until mushrooms are tender. Add snow peas; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until crisp-tender.
  4. Stir remaining soy sauce mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Return beef to pan; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Snow Peas & Beef Stir-Fry in Taste of Home September/October 2013

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without rice) equals 265 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 863 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

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Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2015

"This is very good. I double the liquids, so I have more juice for the rice. I also add broccoli and strips of red peppers. I leave out the mushrooms."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"Very good and easy to make"

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"Very very tasty. I doubled the marinade because I usually like things saucy but it was totally unnecessary. This was easy and delicious . My husband enjoyed the crunch of the snow peas. I did marinade the meat for several hours, just because I had the time at lunchtime to do my dinner prep work. Can't wait to serve this again!"

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

"Don't understand Megan's deal with too salty..there is no added salt and your using low sodium soy sauce????"

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"I'm sorry but it was way too salty for us. My husband is a salt freak and he couldn't even handle it. The first 2 bites were pure heaven and it tasted amazing. After the 3rd bite, it was starting to get too salty. The 4th bite, I about gagged. I wanted to love it so much and if it wasn't for the saltiness then it would've been an awesome dish!"

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