steak-sweet, light, & gingery

Do you remember what my kinda recipe is? Yep, simple. Simple=you already have the ingredients in your kitchen. This recipe is no exception. It is so easy, and my family loves it~tastes better than chinese take out. I got the original from allrecipies, and over the years, I tweeked it for my family’s tastebuds. We like our sauce thicker, a little sweeter, and well more of it. With the right amount of ginger, things always taste light and refreshing.

Try my recipe for dinner tonight or tomorrow. I bet you have all the ingredients already!


6 tablespoons of soy sauce

4 tablespoons of rice wine

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons cornstarch

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

2 tablespoon minced garlic

1.5-2 lbs of beef (your steak of choice cut into thin strips)

2 large handfulls of snow peas

one small onion



1. Mince ginger (I slice mine with a veggy peeler, then mince)

2. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice wine, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Set aside.

3. set your veggies aside

4. slice your steak of choice into thin 1.5 inch strips

5. quick tip/optional- *I actually marinate my steak in the sauce. If I know I’m making this recipe for dinner, I just make the sauce and cut my steak in the morning. Just get a small bowl and put the meat inside. Start pouring a little of the sauce into it until each piece of steak is emerged. Cover and refrigerate the marinated meat, and also the other bowl of sauce until dinnertime/time to cook. I really believe this helps make the meat more savory/ juicier*

Heat oil in a wok or skillet over medium heat. Stir-fry ginger and garlic for 30 seconds. Add the steak and stir-fry for 2 mins or until evenly browned. Add the snow peas and stir-fry for an additional 3 minutes.

Add the soy sauce mixture; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.


Lower heat and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.


Serve over hot rice.