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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 water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, divided
  • 1 bunch broccoli, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups julienned carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 yellow summer squash, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups salted cashews
  • Hot cooked rice


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, water and 2 tablespoons soy sauce until smooth; set aside. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry broccoli, carrots, garlic and remaining soy sauce in 1 tablespoon oil until broccoli and carrots begin to soften. Add beef and pepper; saute until meat is browned. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, stir-fry red peppers, green peppers, onions, squash and cashews in remaining oil for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add beef mixture. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over rice. Yield: 11 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 411 calories, 25g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 816mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber), 24g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2017

"Everyone liked it, though we all added additional flavorings at the table: more soy sauce, pepper, and a bit of salt. Some of us added wasabi peas to give it more kick. This recipe makes a tremendous amount of stir-fry. We could have cut it in half and had plenty to eat. Other ideas for trying it in the future: use 2 heads of broccoli and half the amount of green and red peppers."

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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