Easy Beef Stir Fry with Snow Peas

Are you looking for a delicious 30 minute meal that is full of flavor your family will love?  This Easy Beef Stir Fry will be perfect for you and your family any night of the week.

If you family loves stir fry for dinner you should also try beef and broccoli made in the slow cooker, a great option to set and forget, or a couple other fast fix recipes the pepper steak and teriyaki meatball stir fry’s.

easy beef stir fry by the food cafe made in a skillet for easy preparation and serving set on a white background to enhance the beef and snow peas.

Easy Beef Stir Fry| The Food Cafe

Beef stir fry is an easy recipe to make especially for families who are always on the go, done in 30 minutes or less each bite is savory and the beef is tender.  It seems like know matter how we try to plan our days and weeks things always seem to come up, so having some quick 30 minutes meals in our arsenal is so important, because when kids and “big” kids are hungry feeding them needs to happen fast. 

I love to stir fry and the list for what to add to your stir fry runs long and can be adjusted to your families likes and dislikes.  For this beef stir fry I used snow peas and threw in some sliced mushrooms to add a little crunch and texture.

What goes with beef stir fry?

  • Beef stir fry goes with noodles, rice, broccoli, mushrooms, green beans, bok choy, bean sprouts, ginger, pasta, and so much more.

How to make beef stir fry?

  1. In a small bowl whisk together stir fry seasoning: soy sauce, sugar, water, and cornstarch.showing how to make easy beef stir fry by the food cafe. Step one showing pouring seasoning ingredients into a clear bowl and whisking togethe. r
  2. Remove 1/2 cup and pour into a larger bowl along with sesame oil, ground ginger, and garlic.  Add beef to sauce and mix to coat. (allow to marinate for 15 minutes-optional)Showing how to incorporate beef and marinade in a large glass bowl with wooden spoon to make easy beef stir fry on white background to highlight the beef.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add beef and stir fry for 5-6 minutes, until no longer pink. Remove from skillet and set aside.Side by side images showing beef being cooked for stir fry, and beef completely cooked for easy beef stir fry.
  4. In the same skillet add oil, mushrooms and onions.  Saute for 2-3 minutes.  Add in snow peas and remaining sauce mixture bring to a boil to thicken, then reduce heat.Sautéing mushrooms, onions, and snow peas in a black skillet and adding remaining marinade to skillet for easy beef stir fry.
  5. Add beef back to skillet, mix and cook until heated through.  Garnish with sesame seeds, green onions, and red pepper flakes.Using tongs to add beef back to skillet to mix with sautéed vegetables to finish making easy beef stir fry.

How do you make stir fry meat tender?

There are a few good ways to make stir fry meat tender:

  1. Make sure to cut it into thin strips, cutting across the grain.
  2. You can pound the meat to make it flatter so it will cook faster and reserve more of it’s juices.
  3. You can use a meat tenderizing marinade.
  4. Make sure to cook it at the right temperature.

What does it mean to cut against the grain?

When looking at your cut of meat you want to identify which way the fibers (which is the “grain”) are running.  If they are running north to south then slice across the piece of meat rather than parallel to the to the grain.

Dishing out beef stir fry with a wooden spoon from a cast iron skillet garnished with sesame seeds, green onions, and red pepper flakes set against a white backdrop to high light the sauce-fast and delicious.

What kind of meat is used for beef stir fry?

Often times you can find precut beef strips for stir fry in your local grocery store, which cut back on prep time, but if not some good choices of meat for stir fry are sirloin, tri-tip, flank steak, and ribeye.

How do you make beef stir fry with ground beef?

If you would rather use ground beef for your stir fry it is very simple.  Add your ground beef to a skillet  over medium high heat and cook until no longer pink.  Drain any fat.  Remove the ground beef from skillet and add in your vegetables and sauce, cook until vegetables are tender.  Add ground beef back to skillet and mix to blend all ingredients.

Easy beef stir fry cooked in a cast iron skillet garnished with sesame seeds, green onions, and red pepper flakes being served with a wooden spoon.

This will be the best beef stir fry recipe that your whole family will enjoy.  Done in less than 30 minutes and perfect for those busy weeknights.

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Easy Beef Stir Fry

Are you looking for a delicious 30-minute meal that is full of flavor your family will love? This Easy Beef Stir Fry will be perfect for you and your family any night of the week
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Beef stir fry, Beef stir fry with snow peas and mushrooms
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 236 kcal
Author Shannon

Ingredients

  • 1 lb top sirloin thinly sliced
  • ½ lb snow peas
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil divided

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl whisk together stir fry seasoning: soy sauce, sugar, water, and cornstarch.

  2. Remove 1/2 cup and pour into a larger bowl along with sesame oil, ground ginger, and garlic. Add beef to sauce and mix to coat. (allow to marinate for 15 minutes-optional)

  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add beef and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes, until no longer pink. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  4.  In the same skillet add oil, mushrooms and onions. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add in snow peas and remaining sauce mixture bring to a boil to thicken, then reduce heat.

  5. Add beef back to skillet, mix and cook until heated through. Garnish with sesame seeds, green onions, and red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Beef Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 907mg 38%
Potassium 614mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 9.9%
Vitamin C 36.5%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 17.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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