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Beef Stir-Fry with Sugar Snap Peas

This Beef Stir-Fry with Sugar Snap Peas was a quick-cooking meal which was flavored with garlic, onions, fresh ginger, and soy sauce. This is an Asian in America recipe by Elizabeth Ann Quirino. Serves up to 4 if served with steamed rice.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: Beef Stir-Fry Sugar Snap Peas
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Asian in America - Elizabeth Ann Quirino


  • Large skillet or wok : 12 to 14 inches in diameter


  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 pound beef sirloin, cut into 2-inch strips; or use tenderloin, or skirt steak
  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole medium-sized onion, sliced
  • 1 knob (1 inch) fresh ginger, peeled, sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, washed, stem and edges trimmed
  • ½ cup chick peas or garbanzos (canned); drained
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For serving:

  • steamed rice


  • Coat the beef strips with cornstarch. Set aside.
    In a large skillet or wok, over medium-high heat, add the cooking oil.
    When oil is hot enough in 1 to 2 minutes, add the garlic, onions, and ginger.
    Stir around the skillet till onions are soft for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the beef strips to the skillet. Stir-fry around the skillet till the meat turns from pink to brown in about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the soy sauce and the broth to the skillet. Simmer for 8 minutes more.
    Add the sugar snap peas and chick peas. Blend the vegetables and beef well.
    Season with salt and sesame oil.
    Cook for 2 minutes more.
    Serve warm with rice.

Cook's comments:

  • This is a versatile stir-fry dish. You can add other vegetables - legumes or greens in season.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 905mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg