Stir-fried beef with cashews and broccoli

Stir-fried beef with cashews and broccoli

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 8 mins - 10 mins


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

  • kcal549
  • fat34g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre5g
  • protein41g
  • salt2.98g


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    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



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

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

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



    The classic choice of meat for a British Sunday roast. Beef is full of flavour, as…

  • 300g broccoli florets



    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



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


  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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Che Guevaraa's picture
Che Guevaraa
5th Jun, 2020
Very average. The sauce wasn’t very exciting... I’ve had much nicer stir fry sauces from this website. Was tasty enough but I probably wouldn’t bother making again as per the recipe.
6th Oct, 2011
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.
28th Feb, 2011
Very nice I mixed vinegar in with the sauce too gives it a kick !
4th Jun, 2010
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
17th Feb, 2009
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.
6th Jan, 2009
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.
17th Aug, 2008
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.
14th Mar, 2008
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.
29th Feb, 2008
Added noodles at the end instead of rice which worked really well. A firm favourite in our house!
21st Feb, 2008
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.


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