Chinese-Style Beef with Snow Peas

Chinese-Style Beef with Snow Peas

I got this recipe by carefully watching a Chinese friend prepare the dish. He wouldn't give his recipe away!

2 servings
Marinade 1 h
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 20 min

370 calories per serving 


200 g beef strip loin, or rib eye , cut into 1x5 cm strips    
2 tbsp wheat-free soy sauce   30 mL
2 tbsp sherry [optional]   30 mL
2 tbsp cornstarch   16 g
2 tsp sugar   8 g
4 slices gingerroot, cut into thin slices   6 g
1 onions, coarsely chopped   200 g
1 green peppers, cut into thin strips   150 g
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed    
1 cup snow peas   100 g
3 tbsp canola oil   45 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

You will need a wok or frying pan.

Put the serving dish in the oven at the lowest setting to keep the vegetables warm while the meat cooks.


  1. Slice the meat into strips ½ to 1 cm wide and about 5 cm long. Mix with the soy sauce, sherry (optional), cornstarch, sugar, and 2-3 slices of ginger. Chill for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat the oven to the lowest setting.
  3. Prepare the vegetables. Coarsely chop the onion, thinly slice the pepper, and mince the garlic. Keep the snow peas whole. Cut 2-3 more slices of ginger.
  4. Heat ½ to 1 tablespoon of oil in a frying-pan or wok. Add the garlic, onion, and bell pepper, cook 2-3 min until they start to soften, then set aside on the warmed serving plate in the oven.
  5. Turn up the heat and add ½ to 1 tablespoon of oil. First add some salt, then immediately add the snow peas. Stir constantly for 2-3 min since they cook very quickly (the colour should stay dark green). Put the snow peas on the plate with the other vegetables. Keep the plate warm.
  6. In the same wok, add the remaining oil and the marinated meat. Reserve the remaining marinade. Stir constantly over medium heat 5-7 min until the meat is almost cooked. Put the vegetables back into the wok, add the new slices of ginger plus the reserved marinade. Cook another 2 min. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (300g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




19 g

30 %

Saturated 3 g
+ Trans 0.5 g

18 %


40 mg


540 mg

23 %


26 g

9 %


3 g

13 %


9 g


23 g

Vitamin A

10 %

Vitamin C

140 %


6 %


25 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: servings
Grain Products: ½ serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¾ serving

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Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Omega-3, Omega-6, Vitamin A, Vitamin D
Good source of :
Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beef | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | High Iron | Kosher | Source of Omega-3 | Marinate | Sauté/Stir Fry | Chinese

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