Cashew Beef Stir-Fry Recipe
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Cashew Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

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Expect requests for seconds of this quick recipe made with easy-to-find ingredients. It's delicious!—Rhonda Ragen, Naples, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1 bunch broccoli, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 medium onions, halved and sliced
  • 1 yellow summer squash, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups salted cashews
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 411 calories, 25g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 816mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, water and 2 tablespoons soy sauce until smooth; set aside. In a very large skillet or a wok, stir-fry broccoli and carrots in 1 tablespoon oil until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add the beef, garlic, pepper and remaining soy sauce; stir-fry until meat is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same pan, stir-fry the green and red peppers, onions and squash in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Return beef to the pan.
  3. Stir cornstarch mixture and gradually add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cashews. Serve with rice. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Cashew Beef Stir-Fry in Taste of Home February/March 2009, p48

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Aleece User ID: 1370193 74704
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"This is a new family favorite! quick, easy, and colorful enough that my kids think it is a special dinner."

trudypost User ID: 1076954 94166
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"My husband and I both enjoyed this very much. I made only half the recipe using a small head of broccoli and a whole small summer squash,normally my husband does not care for peppers at all but he liked them in this."

Amy2160 User ID: 2020892 162060
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"I thought this was nothing special. It had no real flavor and the only thing you add is soy sauce. I also found 2 cups of water was too much. And this makes alot."

grill4fun1 User ID: 5777272 161843
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"I have made this recipe twice and my picky teenager has already requested it again."

thin4life User ID: 1891649 94014
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"This was nothing special. For anyone who tries this I would highly recommend you saute the beef in one pan and the broccoli and carrots in another. The broccoli got to soft doing it the way the recipes states."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 161913
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"Cashew beef stir fry is a simple, easy meal to make and tastes absolutely delicious. It's a keeper and going in my recipe box."

rvest User ID: 2923132 146525
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2009

"This is a very tasty recipe! I love to eat cashew chicken when we eat at chinese restaurants. Now I can make my own. Great with sliced beef or chicken. My husband loves it also."

Dinah353 User ID: 1151448 161911
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2009

"This recipe is so good. Even my fussy husband like it."

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