Stir-fried beef with cashews and broccoli

Stir-fried beef with cashews and broccoli

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 8 mins - 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
549
protein
41g
carbs
14g
fat
34g
saturates
9g
fibre
5g
sugar
11g
salt
2.98g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp sherry
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 300g beef steak, cut into thin strips
  • 300g broccoli florets
  • 25g roasted cashews nuts, or more if you like

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2008

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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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