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Tropical Beef and Noodles Recipe

Tropical Beef and Noodles Recipe

Pineapple and mandarin oranges provide a marvelous flavor boost to ground beef in this skillet recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD: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 flaked coconut, toasted


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup beef mixture with 1 cup noodles equals 528 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 569 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.