Beef and Pea Pod Stir Fry Recipe

beef and peapods recipe

Beef and Pea Pod Stir Fry Recipe

This is a Barrand family recipe that Matt’s Dad has been making for years.  The  whole family loves it both young and old.  I have been part of the family for almost 12 years but never attempted the recipe because I knew I would never be able to make it as good as Papa does.  But for my first attempt it turned out really good and I look forward to perfecting it over the coming years.


  • 1-2 lbs steak  cut into small bite sized pieces ( I used thin cut round roast)
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 3-5 cup water
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3  beef bouillon cubes
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch (mixed in 1/4 cup water)
  • 1 pk frozen snow pea pods (I used fresh sugar-snap peas)
  • 1 can water chestnuts sliced

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Since I used a tougher cut of meat I used my meat tenderizer to really make it tender….plus it is a good way to get your daily irritations at the world out.  Whacking the crap out of a piece of meat…is cheaper than therapy :).

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Dice your meat and onion and cook in 2 tablespoons oil. Once you have the meat and onions cooked through add water ( 3-5 cups depending on how much sauce you want.  Add bouillon, soy sauce, cover with a lid and turn heat down to a simmer.   Simmer anywhere from 10-30 minutes depending on how tender you want the meat (or how big of a hurry you are in).

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Add the corn starch mixed with water, stir well to prevent lumps this will thicken your sauce.  Add more if you wish to have a thicker sauce, salt and pepper to taste.  Last 5 minutes of cooking at pea pods and water chestnuts.  Serve over rice… enjoy!

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