Apricot Beef Stir-Fry Recipe
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Apricot Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

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Apricot preserves lend sweetness to this tasty beef stir-fry while red pepper flakes provide a bit of kick. A frozen vegetable medley shaves minutes off prep time…no chopping necessary!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen asparagus stir-fry vegetable blend
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 309 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir in the apricot preserves, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper flakes; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in oil until no longer pink; remove and keep warm. In the same pan, stir-fry vegetable blend according to package directions. Return beef to the pan. Stir apricot mixture and add to beef mixture. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apricot Beef Stir-Fry in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p8

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 142122
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"I thought this was ok but not great. If I were to make it again I would use fresh veggies as the frozen ones got too mushy."

jusacuz User ID: 532200 88179
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"This is definitely a make again meal. I was concerned it would be too bland or too sweet, but it was perfect. I didn't change anything about the recipe other than using low sodium soy sauce."

LBurkey User ID: 3719865 163548
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"Love this recipe. The combination of sweet and spicy is just right:)"

fast grandma User ID: 5763517 207935
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"My husband doesn't really care for stir fry but this recipe he could not quit telling how good it was."

mmdavisson User ID: 1989852 87994
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2009

"Really Simple and tastes delicious. It is even good as a leftover and reheats well."

sareynoble User ID: 3488480 138349
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2009

"This was absolutely fabulous!!! I used fresh asparagus and mushrooms, and it came out divine!!! Will make again and again!!!!"

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