Maple Almond Beef Recipe
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Maple Almond Beef Recipe

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This recipe mixes the country goodness of beef and pure maple syrup with Asian flavors. The result is delicious! This dish not only tastes wonderful, but looks pretty sitting atop a bed of fluffy white rice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds beef top round steak or top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup frozen tiny peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 295 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In large skillet or wok, heat oil on medium-high. Saute garlic 1 minute. Add meat; cook until browned. Stir in onion and red pepper. Cover and steam until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the cornstarch, maple syrup, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth; stir mixture into beef. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add peas and almonds; heat through. Serve with rice. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Maple Almond Beef in Country Extra November 1990, p49

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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