Cashew Beef Stir Fry

I have been seriously searching forever for a really good stir fry recipe. Most I have tried are just okay. This stir fry is IT for me. I love the addition of the cashews and all the delicious veggies. Something you can feel good about eating and not sacrifice a bit of taste!


1 tablespoons cornstarch
1 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
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ginger
kosher salt, to taste
2 medium yellow or orange bell peppers, cut into strips
2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into strips
2 medium onions, halved and sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1-1/2 cups salted cashews
Hot cooked rice


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, crushed red pepper flakes, ginger, salt, pepper and remaining soy sauce; stir-fry until meat is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
In the same pan, stir-fry bell peppers, onions and zucchini in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Return beef to the pan.
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.

* Adjust seasonings to personal taste. The original recipe left out all but the salt and pepper. I wanted a bit more kick to mine.

Source: Taste of Home

5 comments on “Cashew Beef Stir Fry

  1. Derek is dying for me to make this after seeing your picture. he wanted it last night, tonight….I know he’ll be asking for it until I make it:) The recipe is printed now so I’m part way there.

  2. Hi Janelle!! Well printing is the first step, ya know 🙂 It’s a really easy recipe. A lot of chopping veggies but other than that… simple! I loved it and it’s really healthy too which is great.
    Let me know when you make it and how Derek likes it.

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