Beef with Snow Peas

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This Beef with Snow Peas is an easy dinner recipe! Tender marinated beef and crisp peas go perfectly over rice or noodles for a delicious weeknight supper.

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  1. Ingredients in Beef with Snow Peas
  2. All About Snow Peas
  3. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. What to Serve with This Recipe
  5. How to Make Beef with Snow Peas
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Beef with Snow Peas is one of those dinners I plan for and look forward to all week! It’s an absolute favorite. The tender sirloin or flank steak, sliced super thin and then marinated with garlic and soy sauce is then paired with vibrant, crisp snow pea pods for a filling, yet light meal that just melts in your mouth. I love it served over fluffy rice or steamy noodles, with extra sauce for drizzling. This dish has an Asian flair with regular ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. No fussy spices or anything! It’s mild enough for the young ones in your family too; my kids love the snow peas and eat them plain. This is a quick, healthy dinner for even the busiest of weeknights!

Ingredients in Beef with Snow Peas

  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • Chicken Broth
  • Garlic
  • Beef Sirloin Steak – For this beef with snow peas recipe I like to use a couple of good beef sirloin steaks and slice them as thinly as possible. But flank steak or skirt steak will work wonderfully too. The longer you marinate the beef, the more tender and flavor-filled it becomes. For even more tender steak, make sure to slice against the grain, and very thin. The slices of steak will cook up really fast and are never tough.
  • Cornstarch
  • Fresh Snow Peas
  • Canola Oil

All About Snow Peas

Snow Peas are similar to sugar snap peas. The whole crispy pod can be cooked and eaten or eaten raw. Plus they’re so good for you! Snow peas are a terrific source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, iron, magnesium, and other nutrients. I love them on top of a green salad or in stir fry recipes like this beef with snow peas. When cooked on a high heat for a short period of time they turn a bright green. They add a sweet flavor and crunchy texture when they aren’t overcooked. Just chop the tops and bottoms of the pea pods off and cook for just a couple of minutes. Perfection.

Beef and Snow Peas over rice in a large bowl with chopsticks on the side

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you blanch snow peas before stir frying?

For this Beef with Snow Peas recipe you can, but you don’t need to. It will soften the edges a bit, but they are tasty either way!

Can you eat snow peas without peeling?

Yes, the whole snow pea is edible. You do not need to remove the peas from the pod.

Can I use frozen snow peas?

Yes! They won’t be quite as crisp, but they will still taste great.

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What to Serve with This Recipe

I love serving this beef with snow peas with simple white rice or egg noodles or any of these mouth watering recipes:

Beef and Snow Peas over rice in a white bowl.

How to Make Beef with Snow Peas

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Beef with Snow Peas

5 from 11 votes
This Beef with Snow Peas is an easy dinner recipe! Tender marinated beef and crisp peas go perfectly over rice or noodles for a delicious weeknight supper.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4



  • Skillet


  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak cut into ⅛ inch strips
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil divided


  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, broth, and garlic. Reserve ¼ cup. Place beef in a resealable plastic bag.
    Soy sauce, broth, and garlic in a bowl and beef in a bag for Beef and Snow Peas.
  • Add remaining soy sauce mixture, seal and mix. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
    Sauce mixed with beef in bag for Beef and Snow Peas.
  • Place cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir in reserved soy sauce mixture until smooth; set aside.
    Corn starch mixed with soy sauce mixture in a small bowl for Beef and Snow Peas.
  • In a wok or large skillet, stir-fry snow peas in 2 tsp hot oil for 3-4 minutes or until snow peas are crisp-tender and bright green. Remove and keep warm.
    Stir-fried snow peas in a skillet for Beef and Snow Peas.
  • Drain and discard marinade from beef. In same skillet, add beef pieces with tongs and stir-fry beef in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
    Marinated Beef in skillet for Beef and Snow Peas.
  • Combine with snowpeas. Serve with rice (serve with brown rice if you want to be really healthy!)
    Beef and Snow Peas in skillet.


  • Nutrition Facts do not include rice.
  • Looking to spice up the sauce? Add fresh ginger, Sriracha, or red pepper flakes. 
  • Add a few dashes of rice vinegar or sherry to the sauce for flavor. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 27gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 847mgPotassium: 540mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 535IUVitamin C: 31.3mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 3.3mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. 5 stars
    Yum! One of my favorite things to get at our local Chinese restaurant! Can’t wait to make it for myself!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve never had beef and snow peas but this recipe looks like the perfect excuse to try this recipe!

  3. I’ve made this receipe similar to this 1,000 of times. I use sherry in the sauce and at times( not all the time) minced ginger. You can use broccoli , mixed red and green sliced peppers, mushroom and bok Choy cooked crisp, bamboo shoots, shitake mushrooms , snow peas , green onions almost anything to your liking ☺️

  4. 5 stars
    I've made this so many times now & it's one of our favorites! I was wondering if you have ever used snap peas & if they would still be good? Harmons didn't have any snow peas! I was so bummed but my meat was already thawed out when I was at the store. I even went to Smiths to see if they had some! NOPE! BUMMER!

  5. 5 stars
    This was so good! I had no leftovers which is a rare thing. One thing I did different was double the sauce so there would be extra for the rice.

  6. YUM! I can't wait to try this one out 🙂 My husband loves snow peas and it gives me good reason the get the chop sticks out… the kids will LOVE that!