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
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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

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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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."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2016

"Just loved this dish, served over brown rice"

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

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

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."

Reviewed May. 4, 2015

"Quick and easy! My family loved it!"

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