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Snow Peas & Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Snow Peas & Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without rice): 265 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 863mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

Reviews for Snow Peas & Beef Stir-Fry

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Robby1 User ID: 1478802 253498
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"This is an excellent stir-fry! Simple and delicious. Love the sauce, not salty at all. Could not get snow peas, but used sugar snap peas instead. They were delish!"

JRocandJordysMom User ID: 6770211 247318
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2016

"This was very good. I made the mistake of using regular soy sauce, it was very salty. I will switch to reduced-sodium next time. I made 3 slight changes: 2 packets of Splenda instead of sugar, switched out the 1 tablespoon of oil and used PAM to saute the mushrooms ad onions, and I used top round beef cubes, sliced in half. I also added crushed red pepper flakes to add some heat."

Barbara Roll User ID: 6904874 247217
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2016

"Just loved this dish, served over brown rice"

beil User ID: 4345857 247035
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

"Excellent stir-fry recipe. Followed recipe as written. Beef tender; snow peas crisp. Highly recommend this recipe."

slcoleman99 User ID: 409779 236305
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"This was super easy to make, but I agree with the "too salty" reviews. I was blown away by how salty it turned out. I will try again and use water instead of the sherry and see if that makes a difference. All in all, it came together quick and easy, and my kids loved it (aside from the salt), great way to sneak in veggies."

vj221979 User ID: 5329286 225861
Reviewed May. 4, 2015

"Quick and easy! My family loved it!"

mmreese User ID: 2202846 224995
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."

abashu User ID: 6784654 224644
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"Very good and easy to make"

doreensanzone User ID: 1270959 224095
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!"

m.baty User ID: 6961954 223901
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????"

megan.reasoner User ID: 7434201 219718
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!"

plumshoe User ID: 923064 219295
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Excellent stir-fry!!! Quick, easy, and delicious. What more can you want?"

chefheidi18 User ID: 8210724 217950
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"The snow peas give it a good crunch."

Moirai User ID: 7586147 214738
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"The absolute best stir fry I've ever tasted in my life. I love cooking this meal with my husband and his family. In place of beef though, we put in chicken and it works out just as good. Highly recommended!!!"

passin User ID: 3166005 133609
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"Delicious, finally a really good beef stir fry recipe! I used beef tenderloin & didn't have sherry so subbed white wine, tablespoon of vinegar & 1 extra teaspoon of sugar."

elaineae User ID: 3082225 178648
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"I marinated the steak longer than 15 min. and it was very tender. Also I added some celery. Very tasty."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 133608
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"My meat wasn't very tender and I thought it needed more flavor."

island_gerl User ID: 7563824 184974
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014 Edited Apr. 14, 2014

"I sliced the meat very thin across the grain, and let it soak for at least an hour. I also added another clove of garlic, and some finely chopped fresh ginger. The meat was super tender. Next time I will add more garlic, and more ginger. It even satisfied our international host student from Beijing! It will go into our regular meal rotation."

Jami4 User ID: 5573747 124061
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"Very good flavor but salty. Next time I make it I'll see about balancing out the salt a bit more."

janeenj User ID: 7132464 180233
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"5 star - husband loves it. Slice snow peas in half crosswise for easier eating."

kfoulks User ID: 5530640 212630
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Fantastic!!! I had the butcher 'stir fry slice' the meat to cut down one more step. I might try it next time w/some curry paste in it to 'heat it up' a little. Thanks for sharing!"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 133544
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"Quick, easy, and delicious. What more can you want? Ok, maybe a bit more garlic."

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 124056
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"Wonderful recipe. Fixed it on a busy weeknight after work and it came together quickly. A great one-dish dinner (other than the rice, of course). I didn't have quite enough soy sauce, so I used what I had and added some bottled teriyaki sauce. I will definitely be making this again. Thank you for sharing the recipe."

rwippel User ID: 4262008 197004
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"Excellent stir-fry!!! Added additional garlic when the vegetables cooking. Will definitely make again!"

vikingfans User ID: 142020 124049
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"My husband actually said this was "really good". That's very high praise from him. This is easy to prepare, has great flavor and makes great leftovers! Will definitely make this again."

jobr0501 User ID: 4345954 133543
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"I used the sherry rather than water and I swapped out the mushrooms for fresh broccoli.This dish turned out excellent. My boyfriend loved it. Will definitely make again."

ClareS User ID: 5797955 180216
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"Excellent with venison"

bingobrilla User ID: 1040856 133542
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"Fantastic, way better than take out! We loved this with udon noodles or rice."

pdarwin User ID: 7144531 124048
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"This was a very quick and easy meal to prepare and had wonderful flavor. I did not have any sherry so I substituted beer instead. Since I love celery I also added celery with the onions and mushrooms. Delicious!! Husband and daughter said this was a keeper recipe."

pschube User ID: 2658481 192456
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"Tasty! I used chicken broth instead of water or sherry."

momoflandl User ID: 5566695 133607
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"We loved this! It was healthier and tasted fresher than the restaurant version. I used water because I didn't have sherry and chose not to serve it over rice to keep calories low. Delicious!"

kblackbird User ID: 1427193 117958
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

"I used half the amount of meat and liked that ratio better. Excellent and easy!"

chinadoll2008 User ID: 1574460 195229
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2013

"healthy & delicious! Even my extremely picky teenage son ate it! Now that's an accomplishment! I think this will be a new family favorite!"

sstobaugh User ID: 4192509 192448
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"Just made this tonight, so good! Substituted dry Chardonney instead of Sherry. Even my kids ate it, and they are picky! :)"

sarahjo83 User ID: 4236789 180215
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"Omg, best stir fry I have ever made"

ahenwood User ID: 3725052 184971
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"my husband loved this! Will definitely make again. the only thing I'll change is to make a double batch!"

hkkeener User ID: 2585785 117955
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"This recipe is a keeper! Quick, delicious, and healthy! Perfect!"

thell User ID: 238389 195496
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"We loved this. I used flat iron steak and it was delicious and easy to do."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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