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Beef with Snow Peas Recipe

Fast, tasty, easy and economical Asian dish.
Author Carrie Hill


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs flank or chuck steak trimmed of fat and sliced very thin against the grain. Use a cheap cut here - no need to use expensive steak
  • 3 Tbsp peanut or olive oil
  • 8 ounces fresh snow peas cleaned & trimmed (you can use snap peas as well if that's what you have)
  • 1 6 oz Can Water Chestnuts sliced & Drained
  • 3 whole scallions cut into 1/2-inch pieces on the diagonal
  • Cooked Rice


  1. In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, water, vinegar, cornstarch and brown sugar - set aside
  2. In a super hot wok or frying pan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil and saute the beef in batches - get some good golden brown on this stuff, that's flavor in the plan. Remove to a plate and drain.
  3. Heat remainder of olive or peanut oil and add the garlic, ginger, snow peas and water chestnuts and saute until the peas are turning brown.
  4. Add the beef back in and mix together - pour over the sauce, bring to a boil and mix well.
  5. Top with scallions and serve with cooked rice
  6. Enjoy