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Beef Pineapple Stir Fry Recipe
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Beef Pineapple Stir Fry Recipe

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Packed with veggies, tender beef and pineapple tidbits, this sweet-and-sour stir-fry is ideal for blustery weeknights or activity-packed weekends. Jackie Drake - Troutman, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 pound), cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup fresh snow peas
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple tidbits
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup stir-fry with 1/2 cup rice equals 388 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 324 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 29 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Pour 2/3 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and reserved marinade until smooth; set aside.
  3. Drain and discard marinade. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in 1 teaspoon oil for 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  4. Stir-fry carrots and onion in remaining oil for 4 minutes. Add green pepper and snow peas; stir-fry 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  5. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add beef and pineapple; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Beef Stir-Fry in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p55

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"This was good. We enjoyed it but have other stir fry recipes we prefer."

Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"I loved this!! I did all the prep work before hand so all I had to do was throw together and cook, made it simple. Yummmm."

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"did not have pineapple & tidbits, used lemonade. excellent."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"What did I do wrong? Everything was looking yummy, but I went to add the cornstarch mixture to the pan, everything went to goo! The carrots and other vegetables globbed up and everything looked like glue! (no worries about bringint it to a boil, there really was no liquid to boil!) However, I proceeded with the recipe, added the beef and pineapple and dinner was a success! I love the pineapple; I would add more next time. But if you could tell me how to prevent everything from clumping together next time, I'd sure appreciate it! (was the cornstarch mixture supposed to be hot when added to the pan?)"

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"Great way to use up leftover pot roast! Instead of soaking raw meat I cut of the meat from our roast and soaked it for the greater part of the day and then just popped in in the microwave before adding it to the stir-fry!"

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