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Sticky beef with cashews recipe

Sticky beef with cashews recipe

45 ratings

For a speedy and delicious dinner that's ready within 20 minutes try this fragrant Chinese stir-fried beef with broccoli and cashew nuts. This sticky beef dish is aromatic, with exotic notes of ginger, five spice and oyster sauce. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 407 calories / serving


  • 1½ tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp Chinese five spice
  • 2 sirloin steaks, trimmed of fat and sliced into thin strips
  • 1½ tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2cm piece fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 30g unsalted cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 x 120g pack Tenderstem broccoli
  • 1 lime, ½ juiced, ½ cut into wedges
  • 2 spring onions, minced
  • rice or noodles, to serve (optional)
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    24g 34%
  • Saturates

    6g 32%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    3.3g 55%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 7.5g Protein 41.9g Fibre 2.8g


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce and Chinese five spice with a grind of black pepper. Add the beef and turn to coat.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan or wok (with a lid) over a high heat. Add the beef and stir-fry for 2-3 mins, or until browned. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in the pan or wok. Add the garlic, ginger, chilli flakes and cashews; stir-fry for 1 min. Add the oyster sauce and 50ml water. Bring to the boil, add the broccoli, then cover and cook for 3 mins more.
  4. Return the beef to the pan to warm through. Add the lime juice and spring onions. Serve with the lime wedges and some rice or noodles, if you like.

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