Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry

Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry

Sirloin Tip Roast -Wells Farms Premium Beef - Beef Farm near Madison, Wisconsin

If you thought roasts were just a wintertime comfort food, think again! We have taken sirloin tip roasts and put together two ways to use it this summer for a great alternative to pot roast. In the previous recipe post, we shared the first recipe we developed, which was Sirloin Tip Beef Kabobs.  

Today, I have a second recipe using a Sirloin Tip Roast - Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry.  We actually used the roast pictured above for BOTH recipes.  So talk about an economical dinner! Two dinners with one roast.  We didn't have any leftovers from either meal, but it made enough for all four of us to be pretty full.

 

Wells Farms Sirloin Tip Roast - Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry - Farm To Table, Madison, Wisconsin - Beef Cattle Farm near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

 

Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 1/2 Teaspoons minced Garlic

1 Quart Snow Peas (we were lucky enough to use some fresh picked from the garden but you could pick them up at your local farmers market or grocery, if you don't have them in your garden)

1 (2 - 3 lb) Wells Farms Sirloin Tip Roast

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar

1 Teaspoon Fresh Ginger (I used the kind in a tube/jar found in the refrigerator section of your grocery store.)

1/2 Cup Soy Sauce

1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

1 Tablespoon Corn Starch + 2 Tablespoons Water

 

 

Directions:

Cut the sirloin tip roast into VERY thin strips.  Paying close attention to the way the muscle fibers are running to ensure that you are cutting across the grain of the fibers.  There are several muscles that make up a sirloin tip roast, so you may have to adjust the direction you are cutting as you move through the roast.  This is a very important step, if you don't cut across the grain you will end up with tough, chewy strips of beef. Set beef aside for the moment.

Mix together the sauce ingredients - brown sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.  In a separate small bowl make your corn starch slurry by mixing together the corn starch and adding the water to it.  Stir together until smooth and then pour into the sauce mixture.  Stir sauce mix until it starts to thicken a little.  Take off heat and set aside.

Add 2 Tablespoons olive oil to a skillet and heat at medium-high heat.  Add the garlic and snow peas and sauté until the peas begin to brown.  Once browned remove the snow peas and garlic from the pan and set aside.  

Add a little olive oil if needed to the pan the snow peas were in and add the beef.  Cook just until browned.  Add back in the snow peas and pour the sauce over and mix together.

Serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for garnish and a side of rice. Enjoy!!

 

Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry - Garden to Table - Farm to Table - Madison, Wisconsin - Midwest raised Beef - Beef Farm


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