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Cashew Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Cashew Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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."

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2009

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

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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