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Beef, Snap Pea and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Here’s the deal on proteins…I try to keep our protein source under $2.50 for each meal, as I can typically get in a starch and veggies for less than $2.50 to round out the meal at $5…so when I come across a gem like this at the store, I’m sure to snag it up!  $1.85 for a package of stirfry beef, and I can certainly make a stirfry meal for less than $5!

Also, I used snap peas from the garden!  I love to munch on them as I pick them, but thought stirfrying would be best for a meal!

Would love to hear your favorite ways to use your snap peas from your garden!

Beef, Snap Pea and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 50 minutes


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice ($.40)
  • 0.6 lb. stirfry beef ($1.85)
  • 4 Tbsp sesame oil, divided ($.50)
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar ($.05)
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce ($.10)
  • Few cracks of garlic pepper grinder (free) Bought on sale for $1 with $.50 coupon that doubled to $1 = FREE!
  • 1 large broccoli head, about 1/2 lb. ($.69)
  • 1-2 cups of fresh snap peas (free from the garden)


  • In medium saucepan, bring 2 1/2 cups of water to boil. Add 1 cup of uncooked brown rice, return water to boil and then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes, or until brown rice has softened.
  • Marinate stirfry beef strips in 2 Tbsp sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and cracked garlic pepper.
  • Add 1 Tbsp sesame oil to skillet and heat until steams. Toss in broccoli and snap peas with the hot oil for about 30 seconds to a minute.

  • Add 3/4 cups of water to the broccoli and snap peas. Cover and steam for 3-4 minutes.

  • Drain water and set aside on a plate.

  • Add marinated beef and onion to same skillet.

  • Stirfry on high heat for 4-5 minutes or until beef has cooked through and onions become translucent.

  • Toss steamed broccoli and snap peas with the cooked beef and onions. Stirfry on high heat for 2-3 minutes, tossing sauces and ingredients together.

  • Serve Beef, Snap Pea and Broccoli Stirfry over Brown Rice.

Cost $3.59