Empress of China Beef

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Chris from Kansas

This is a delicious stir-fry recipe from the Empress of China restaurant in San Francisco.

Top Review by Satyne

This was quite nice. I was a little worried the sauce was going to be too salty, but it came good in the end. Added extra greens that needed to be cooked and served on pad thai noodles since I had no rice (yeah, wtf?)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large skillet; add salt, then beef.
  2. Cook, stirring often, over high heat to brown meat, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add onion, celery, snow peas, mushrooms, and water chestnuts.
  4. Continue cooking over high heat, stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Cover, lower heat and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  6. Combine cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce and water in small dish; mix well.
  7. Add to skillet; cook stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and bubbles for 1 minute.
  8. Serve immediately over fluffy, steamed rice.

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