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Stir-fried beef with cashews and broccoli

Stir-fried beef with cashews and broccoli

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 8 mins - 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2
A Thai-inspired stir-fry, quick to make and great served with either noodles or rice

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories549
  • fat34g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre5g
  • protein41g
  • salt2.98g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 3 tbsp sherry
  • 1 tsp sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 300g beef steak, cut into thin strips

    Beef

    bee-f

    The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

  • 300g broccoli florets

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 25g roasted cashew nuts, or more if you like

    Cashew

    ka-shoo

    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

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Method

  1. Mix the soy sauce, sherry, sugar and 2 tbsp water in a small bowl. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok, add the onion and beef, then stir-fry quickly until the beef is lightly browned. Tip out onto a plate.

  2. Add the broccoli and cashews to the pan, stir-fry for 1 min, then add the soy mixture. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 5 mins until the broccoli is just tender.

  3. Tip the beef and onion back into the pan and heat through briefly before serving with noodles or rice.

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Comments (11)

eleanormayo's picture
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Not overwhelmed by this, I substituted masala for the sherry and added red chilli, but still felt like it needed more 'punch' - garlic, ginger & lime probably neeeded.

kazzza9's picture

Very nice I mixed vinegar in with the sauce too gives it a kick !

lornaeclark's picture
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After embelishing the sauce (with honey, ginger, garlic, chilli flakes and a dash of oyster sauce) and adding a few bits of red pepper for colour this made a very enjoyable beef stirfry

sallynicholls's picture
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A great quick meal and tasty, took advise and doubled up on the sauce quantity, also added mushrooms. Loved the cashews with the beef. Will definatly make this again.

dylanski's picture
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I liked this, but have only given it a 3 as I made a lot of changes. Doubled on the sauce, added garlic, ginger & chili, and changed the amounts in the sauce to taste. Didn't like the cashews with the beef at all.

lisel1969's picture

I loved this. I have made this recipe a few times now and find it very adaptable to whatever veg you have in the house. Mushrooms go very well with this, as do carrots.

zoehill's picture
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loved this meal it was quick and easy and the hole family loved it. I doubled up on the water and soy sauce and used noodles.will make it again.

dianacarswell's picture
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Added noodles at the end instead of rice which worked really well. A firm favourite in our house!

curryman1955's picture
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not a fan of stir fry's but was looking for somthing to make using frying steak so thought i'd make this . will be making again for sure . will try adding mushroom.& other veg like peas or pak cho.or what ever i have in fridge. as above could try it with noodles instead of rice.

littlelouise's picture
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Nice - I took the suggestion of making a bit more sauce as both me and my partner don't like things too dry. I mixed in my noodles once cooked too. Tasty and quick evening meal.

nicnic's picture
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Did'nt bowl me over but a nice quick tasty dish none the less and one I would cook again.

After 5 mins of simmering the broccoli I did find that there was not enough soy mixture left and I would prefer mine with a bit more sauce, so will up the sauce quantities next time.

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