Chinese Food Take-in Recipes

 I love trying out new recipes on my family! They are the best family to cook for.  They put up with me and all my "new recipes."  Last Wednesday we had CHINESE TAKE-IN as my 11 year old named it! 

 I have this cool coffee cup chalk board in my kitchen and we try and write our daily specials!  Sometimes I'll shake it up and put a dollar amount with the specials.

Two of my Chinese recipes come from my newest acquired cookbook, Homestyle in a Hurry by Gooseberry Patch.

Beef & Snow Pea Stir-Fry


3 T. soy sauce
2 T. rice wine or rice vinegar
1 T. brown sugar, packed
1/2 t. cornstarch
1 T. oil
1 T. fresh ginger, minced
1 T. garlic, minced
1 lb. beef round steak, cut into thin strips
1-1 1/2 c. snow peas
cooked rice or Veggie "Fried" Rice


In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, rice wine/vinegar, brown sugar and cornstarch; set aside.  Heat oil in a wok or skillet over medium-high heat.  Add ginger and garlic and saute for 30 seconds.  Add steak and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until evenly browned. Add snow peas and stir-fry for an additional 3 minutes.  Add the soy sauce mixture; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Reduce heat and simmer until sauce is thick and smooth.  Serve over cooked rice.  Makes 4 servings.

*My hints: I found thin cut Milanesa beef at the store and  used that. It was a perfect choice because it was already cut for me.  Add more veggies to this dish! We added water chestnuts and thinly sliced red peppers.

We also made Veggie "Fried" Rice (from the cookbook) and Crab Rangoons. (click to get the recipes)

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  1. Thank you for the recipes! I love Chinese food, particularly the delicious crab rangoon. I'm looking forward to trying these!

  2. Thanks for stopping in Stephy!!! HOpe you love them! Susie

  3. Thank for letting me know. I linked up two recipes. I have a ? is the Milanesa beef tough? I see it a lot in the store so I was wondering. I bet it is perfect for stir fry.

  4. Hi Tina! Thanks for linking up!
    The Milanesa beef was super soft and tasty! I don't like beef but my family does and it was a huge hit. I actually ate a piece of it to "try". It was the perfect cut for a stir fry.
    Enjoy! susie

  5. I love Chinese foods, Thanks for sharing this recipes.

  6. I just pinned this recipe to my pinterest board..love it..

  7. Looks yummy! Pinned to my Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula


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