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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  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

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.

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

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Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

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

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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.

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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.

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Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

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

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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.

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