Snow Peas & Beef Stir-Fry Recipe
- 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.
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.
Reviews for Snow Peas & Beef Stir-Fry
"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."
"Just loved this dish, served over brown rice"
"Excellent stir-fry recipe. Followed recipe as written. Beef tender; snow peas crisp. Highly recommend this recipe."
"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."
"Quick and easy! My family loved it!"
"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."
"Very good and easy to make"
"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!"
"Don't understand Megan's deal with too salty..there is no added salt and your using low sodium soy sauce????"
"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!"
"Excellent stir-fry!!! Quick, easy, and delicious. What more can you want?"
"The snow peas give it a good crunch."
"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!!!"
"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."
"I marinated the steak longer than 15 min. and it was very tender. Also I added some celery. Very tasty."
"My meat wasn't very tender and I thought it needed more flavor."
"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."
"Very good flavor but salty. Next time I make it I'll see about balancing out the salt a bit more."
"5 star - husband loves it. Slice snow peas in half crosswise for easier eating."
"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!"
"Quick, easy, and delicious. What more can you want? Ok, maybe a bit more garlic."
"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."
"Excellent stir-fry!!! Added additional garlic when the vegetables cooking. Will definitely make again!"
"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."
"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."
"Excellent with venison"
"Fantastic, way better than take out! We loved this with udon noodles or rice."
"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."
"Tasty! I used chicken broth instead of water or sherry."
"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!"
"I used half the amount of meat and liked that ratio better. Excellent and easy!"
"Healthy & delicious! Even my extremely picky teenage son ate it! Now that's an accomplishment! I think this will be a new family favorite!"
"Just made this tonight, so good! Substituted dry Chardonney instead of Sherry. Even my kids ate it, and they are picky! :)"
"Omg, best stir fry I have ever made"
"my husband loved this! Will definitely make again. the only thing I'll change is to make a double batch!"
"This recipe is a keeper! Quick, delicious, and healthy! Perfect!"
"We loved this. I used flat iron steak and it was delicious and easy to do."
Full-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.