Cashew Beef Stir-Fry Recipe
Cashew Beef Stir-Fry Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Cashew Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 8 11
Publisher Photo
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
Quick Test Kitchen Approved
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 (calculated without rice) equals 411 calories, 25 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 816 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 24 g 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.

Reviews for Cashew Beef Stir-Fry

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

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

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."

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."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

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

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."

Loading Image