Thursday, October 9, 2014

Beef Tips with Sugar Snap Peas

David recently requested a favorite meal of his
- beef tips with sugar snap peas.
He loves this meal.
So do the kids and I, which makes it a winner!

But, what really makes this meal wonderful is how amazing it tastes
 and how little time it actually requires to throw together.

Scrumptious and fast?

Winner, winner, beef tip dinner!
: )
{and the fact that it only uses one pan is an added bonus!}

Start with:
a package of beef tips or stew meat {we love to use basic stew meat!}
oil for cooking
soy sauce
beef broth
garlic and ginger seasonings
corn starch
rice {we prefer brown}
and a heaping portion of fresh sugar snap peas {not frozen}

Start by cooking your beef in a few tablespoons of oil.
Cook until the oil creates almost a crust on the meat.

Sprinkle your garlic and ginger seasonings over your meat and toss.
I just eye-ball this part, but probably a tablespoon each, more or less to taste.

Add 2/3 cup of beef broth and bring to a quick boil.

While it is coming to a boil, give your peas a quick wash in cold water.

 And then lop the ends off.

Like so
: )

Start your rice.

In a small bowl, 
whisk together 2 tablespoons of cold water, 
1 tablespoon of soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
Add it to the boiling beef broth and turn down your fire.
Your sauce should thicken immediately.

For this part, I just watch carefully.
If you like thinner sauce, add more beef broth.
If you like thicker sauce, add more corn starch and cold water.

But for us, the above measurement is just right!

Throw in your peas and coat with sauce.

Serve over rice.

So easy and fast and only dirties one bowl.
The combination of the ginger and garlic with those 
thick and tender sugar peas is something magical, I kid you not!

It is one of David's favorites!

{I'm adding this to the recipe tab above for quick reference}

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