25-Minute Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry

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    Short on time? This 25-minute beef and snow pea stir fry is the perfect weeknight dinner option!

    Short on time? This 25-minute beef and snow pea stir fry is the perfect weeknight dinner option!

    Happy 2018!! I am so ready for a new year and ready to start fresh and with a clean slate. I have so many things up my sleeve that I can’t wait to start tackling and kicking 2018’s butt! I’m completely re-energized and motivated more than ever.

    If part of your goals for 2018 is to cook at home more, this 25-minute beef and snow pea stir fry is a GREAT start. It takes no time (25 minutes) to pull all together and best of all? I’m pretty sure you’d beat the take out guy ANY DAY by making this at home!

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    Short on time? This 25-minute beef and snow pea stir fry is the perfect weeknight dinner option!

    I love the crunchiness that snow peas give this dish and I love the tender beef. The sauce is SO good and you’ll want to drizzle it all over rice.

    It’s a giant bowl of comfort and going to be your new favorite way to have take out…but in ;)

    Don’t forget to check out the video below!! It’s right above the recipe.

    Short on time? This 25-minute beef and snow pea stir fry is the perfect weeknight dinner option!

    Short on time? This 25-minute beef and snow pea stir fry is the perfect weeknight dinner option!
    5 from 4 votes

    25-Minute Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry

    This 25-minute beef and snow pea stir fry is the perfect weeknight dinner option!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 25 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Calories: 498kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 3 tablespoons michiu Chinese cooking wine*
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons corn starch
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 10 ounces snow peas
    • 3/4 pound thinly sliced flank steak


    • In a measuring cup, whisk together soy sauce, water, cooking wine, brown sugar, and corn starch. Set aside.
    • In a skillet, over medium-high heat, add vegetable oil. Once oil is heated, add minced garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the snow peas and cook until bright green, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside on a plate.
    • Add the flank steak to the skillet and cook until mostly cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Add the snow peas back into the skillet then pour sauce in. Let simmer and thicken for 3-5 minutes, stirring and tossing to incorporate everything.
    • Serve with white rice.



    If you don't have michiu Chinese cooking wine, you can use mirin, which is Japanese cooking wine.
    Nutrition Facts
    25-Minute Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry
    Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipe)
    Calories 498 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 18g28%
    Carbohydrates 35g12%
    Fiber 4g16%
    Sugar 12g13%
    Protein 44g88%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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  • Maria says:

    Love a recipe that comes together fast!

  • Sarah | Broma Bakery says:

    Loving loving loving. Also can we talk about The Royals soon.

  • naomi says:

    Love this simple, easy to make meal. My boys would love this–bookmarked.

  • Heather Christo says:

    looks so good and love that shiny sauce!!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    What a quick and tasty stir fry!

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

    With weeknights so crazy these days, I need more delicious, time saving recipes like this in my life!

  • Marla Meridith says:

    Crazy love this recipe!!!

  • Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient says:

    That sauce looks like the perfect consistency, the peas look so crisp, and the meat looks tender and delicious. It doesn’t get better than this, yum!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    This looks so comforting! And I love how quickly it comes together!

  • Becca says:

    Wonderful recipe! Tastes so good. I had to double it for the family and it still turned out well. I also added more veggies (zucchini and onion), but it would have tasted perfect without it.

    • Julie says:

      Wonderful to hear, Becca!

  • Donna says:

    I love your recipe! Used broccoli cause that’s what I had in the refrig. Bought mirin. Loved the sauce! I plan to use it for all my stir fry recipes! Much Aloha!!

  • cheryl says:

    I have a pork tenderloin that needs to be used, (and the snow peas) so I’ll use that. I’m sure it will be a winner as I love all the ingredients. May add a bit of oyster sauce too.

    • Julie says:

      I hope you enjoy!

  • Debbie says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! I made this tonight and it was soooo good!

    • Julie says:

      Yay!! So great to hear!!

  • lisa says:

    I made this last night and it was a hit with me and my husband!

    • Julie says:


  • Cherie says:

    Julie, the ads on your site are really getting annoying. They are covering the entire recipe so you can’t read it, and there is no way to click them off. As much as I love your recipes, it’s almost to the point I don’t want to even click to the blog. Sorry, but thought you should know in case no one else is complaining about it.

    • Julie says:

      Hi Cherie. Thanks for your feedback. I just checked and the ads do not cover the recipe and there is ALWAYS a way to click them off. It is policy that all my ads have that ability. I’m not sure what browser you are in or device, but please email me ([email protected]) a screenshot so I can send it to my ad management team so we can try to diagnose what is happening. I’m sorry you feel this way but ads pay the bills for this site. There is a WHOLE LOT that goes on behind the scenes with a website that posts recipes and other resources for free/for everyone, such as: photography equipment, food costs, web hosting, my time, and more. If you would prefer to pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee for an ad-free site, please let me know and I can consider that for an upcoming feature. I get very few complaints about ads; I would say average less than 10 complaints per year.

  • Chris says:

    Hi there- do you think this could be made in a slow cooker instead?

    • Julie says:

      No, it wouldn’t make much sense to because the beef cooks so fast

  • Patricia Townsend says:

    Love easy recipes ,but they have to taste Delicious

  • Nicole says:

    Just made this tonight! We didn’t have corn startch so I used arrowroot startch instead. It was delicious – the sauce was nice and thick and flavorful. Also, you cannot beat how quick it is to throw together. We will definitely make this one again.

    • Julie Wampler says:

      So glad to hear this! Thanks for the feedback

  • Jody says:

    Julie, thank you so much! The whole family loved this, even the picky teen that doesn’t like veggies. I did double for a family of four, but made no other changes. . . simply delicious!

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Hooray!! Thank you!

  • Casey says:

    Be careful if not using low sodium soy sauce, I made this recipe using regular japanese soy sauce. I almost halved the amount called for in the recipe and added extra water to keep the liquid to cornstarch ratio. For me, it was slightly salty. Next time I make this, I will keep in mind I can always add extra soy sauce later if it isn’t salty enough. I wonder how a touch of vinegar and ginger might change the recipe….

  • MICHELLE says:

    This was AMAZING! Such great flavors that melded so well together. We doubled the recipe for our family of three (very hungry people), and ended up with just enough for me for lunch the next day – fighting my husband and daughter all the way for it ;) thank you!!!

  • Vera fleming says:

    Great recipe! Easy to make. ( A little salty)

  • Alice K says:

    Just watch the sodium level…just a little Too salty for me.

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