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Stir-Fried Beef on Lettuce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
"Being from the Philippines, I'm partial to stir-fries," writes Ninez McConnell of Mill Creek, Washington. "My husband especially likes this refreshing combination of steak and crisp shredded lettuce.


  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/8-inch strips
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce


  1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce and wine or broth. Reserve 1/4 cup. Pour remaining soy sauce mixture into a large resealable plastic bag; add the beef; seal and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and reserved soy sauce mixture until smooth; set aside.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, stir-fry mushrooms and snow peas in 2 teaspoons oil for 3-4 minutes or until snow peas are crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Drain and discard marinade from beef. In the same skillet, stir-fry beef in remaining oil for 2 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Place lettuce on four serving plates. Top with beef mixture and snow pea mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 246 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 856mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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