Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking

April 27, 2008

Stir Fried Beef and Snow Peas

Filed under: beef — Emily @ 6:31 am

I got this recipe originally from someone on the cooking message board that I frequent. I cannot remember who it was–I apologize. Come forward if you see this! It was excellent and healthy, which is always important!

Stir-Fried Beef and Snow Peas


3 scallions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 T minced peeled fresh ginger
3/4 lb boneless sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into thin 2-inch-long slices
1/2 lb fresh snow peas, trimmed, or thawed frozen snow peas
1 cup canned sliced water chestnuts, drained
2 T reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 T orange juice
1 t cornstarch
1 T water


1. Spray a large nonstick wok or deep skillet with nonstick spray and set over high heat until a drop of water sizzles in it. Add the scallions, garlic, and ginger; stir-fry until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the beef and stir-fry until browned, about 3 minutes. Add the snow peas and stir-fry about 1 minute. Add the water chestnuts and stir-fry 30 seconds. Stir in the soy sauce and orange juice; bring to a simmer and cook 20 seconds.

2. Stir together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl until smooth. Add to the wok and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce bubbles and thickens, about 30 seconds.

serving size = 1 cup (recipe serves 4)



  1. What! You have pictures!? Great, now I have to have pictures.

    And do you actually have a wok? And if you do, how often do you use it in a non-Asian context? I’ve been kicking around getting one but I don’t really feel like storing it if I don’t use it that much.

    Comment by Chris Ing — April 29, 2008 @ 12:14 am

  2. now, this looks yummy.

    Comment by amy souza — April 29, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

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