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Crispy Honey Beef with Snow Peas

crispy pan fried beef in a sweet and spicy sauce with snow peas
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 lbs beef sirloin or flank steak
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha optional
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or water plus 1/4 tsp chicken powder
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 8 oz snow peas
  • 2 scallions sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves sliced thin


  • Place steak into freezer for30 min or so to help firm it up for slicing.
  • Thinly slice the steak against the grain.
  • Whisk together the soy sauce, honey, 2 tsp cornstarch, sriracha, rice vinegar, and water/chicken powder or chicken stock and set aside.
  • Line a baking sheet with a cooling rack. Also line a cookie sheet with some paper towels.
  • Season the beef with salt and pepper. Put 1/4 cup cornstarch into a ziploc and add 1/2 the beef. Toss until coated.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan. You want the bottom to be coated in about 1/8 inch of oil so add more or less depending on your pan size.
  • Heat over medium high heat until hot. Add half the beef. Don't add to much so it has a chance to brown well without steaming.
  • Fry without moving until browned one one side. Flip and brown the other side.
  • Drain on paper towels then move to the cooling rack to keep it crisp while you fry the rest of the beef the same way.
  • Once all the beef is fried, wipe out the skillet. Add the sesame oil to the pan over medium high and add the snow peas and garlic. Cook for about 1 minute. Reduce heat and add the beef back to the pan along with the sauce and allow it to thicken for a minute. Top with sliced scallions and serve.
Keyword Beef, Main Dish