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Classic Cashew Beef for Two

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

2 servings

My husband loves stir-fries, and I love them even more because they are healthy and easy to prepare. I’ve been making this recipe for years.—Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Classic Cashew Beef for Two Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/2-in pieces
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 4 green onions, cut into 1-in. lengths
  • 1/3 cup lightly salted cashews
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients until smooth; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry beef in 1/2 tablespoon oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. Stir-fry onions, cashews and garlic in remaining oil for 1 minute.
  3. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add beef; heat through. Serve with rice.

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