Tropical Beef and Noodles Recipe
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Tropical Beef and Noodles Recipe

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Pineapple and mandarin oranges provide a marvelous flavor boost to ground beef in this skillet recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup salted whole cashews
  • 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 528 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 569mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Drain mandarin oranges and pineapple, reserving juices. Set fruit aside. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and reserved juices until smooth; stir in the lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt and nutmeg. Pour over beef.
  3. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the cashews, oranges and pineapple. Cook for 2 minutes or until heated through. Drain noodles; top with beef mixture. Sprinkle with coconut. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Beef and Noodles in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p31

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