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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Beef and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Never be afraid to make your own Chinese take-out. 
 It is much easier than you think and so much cheaper!
I had been promising the husband my homemade egg rolls since Christmas Eve.  Well now we are nearing the end of January {what?} and I still had not made them.
I just kept forgetting to pick up egg roll wrappers at the store.  EverySingleTime.  Finally this week when he was running into town he asked if I needed anything.
Egg roll wrappers!
And miraculously he remembered them.
Now we have been known to make a meal out of those darn things, but in an effort to make it a bit more of a "meal" rather than one big "appetizer", I also made this stir-fry.
This deliciously, simple, I-will-be-making-it-again-stir-fry.
You start by slicing a steak against the grain, really, really thin.  This is the key to fake-out take-out folks.  Cut it super thin.  Flank steak or skirt steak work really well, but in my opinion use whatever steak you have or whichever one is on sale that week.
And when you cut it this thin one steak will do ya.  I bought two, then realized after cutting one I had this HUGE pile of meat, so we saved the remaining steak for the following night and grilled it.
And don't forget the snow peas.  Why are snow peas so delicious?  Gosh, they are basically nothing, but when stir-fried and tossed in the special sauce, they are just so flavorful!  And they stay nice and crisp as they aren't cooked long.  Just enough to heat up at the end.

I have a feeling once you make this one and realize you can make your own Chinese take-out at home, you'll be bookmarking this and making it again.

Every single person in our family liked this.  Including the kids {minus the baby - she's partial to sweet potatoes, carrots and oatmeal}.

Give this one a try.  You can do it!

Beef and Snow Pea Stir-Fry
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Meat Marinade:
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. sugar
1 t. garlic powder
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. rice wine vinegar
1 t. worchestshire
1/2 t. sesame oil
1/8 t. baking soda

Cooking sauce:
2 T. soy sauce
1/4 c. beef stock
2 T. brown sugar
1 t. rice wine vinegar
3 T. olive oil
2 cloves of minced garlic

1 lb. thinly sliced steak
1 lb. snow peas

1.  Marinate the steak with the marinade for up to 6 hours in the fridge or at least one hour to prior cooking.
2.  In a very hot skillet or wok cook marinated steak, 1-2 minutes or just until browning.  Add in snow peas, stirring to combine.
3.  Mix together the cooking sauce and pour into the hot pan.  Stir to combine.  Mixture will thicken upon standing, another 1-2 minutes.
4.  Serve beef and snow peas over rice.

Would you like to comment?

  1. YUM! This looks so good. I love stir-fries!

  2. This beef looks amazingly tender. This is a must try recipe!

  3. I love stir fries that have snow peas so obviously this looks amazing in my book!

  4. Looks so tasty! I happen to be stir frying beef tonight, for Bee Bim Bop.

  5. This looks absolutely delicious!

  6. This looks delicious!

  7. What a lovely stir fry! The marinade sounds just scrumptious!