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Beef, Mushrooms, and Pea Pods


  • 1 lb. sirloin or other steak cut in 1/4" strips
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. dry sherry or cooking sherry
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 oz. pkg. fresh mushrooms washed and dried
  • 1/2 c. onions cut in thin strips
  • handful of snow peas strings removed
  • handfull of bean sprouts if you can find them fresh or use a whole can
  • handful of sugar snap peas strings removed


  1. Mix the soy sauce, cornstarch, sherry and sugar together. Add the sirloin strips to this mixture and set aside.
  2. Heat a skillet and add 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the mushrooms and salt and pepper and stir about 2 minutes. Remove the mushrooms to a dish and add in the remaining oil and the onions.
  3. Add the beef mixture to the skillet and cook until meat is no longer pink. (Or, you can leave a little pink -- that's the way I like it.) This will only take a couple of minutes
  4. Now add the mushrooms back to the skillet along with the pea pods and bean sprouts and stir a couple minutes more just until the mushrooms start to turn dark but still remain crunchy.
  5. Serve over fluffy white rice.

Recipe Notes

*Note: most of our stores here no longer carry fresh bean spouts since that E. coli outbreak with sprouts a few years ago. So, if you can't find them, buy a can of sprouts, and drain and rinse before using.