Beef with Cashews

Beef with Cashews

Beef with Cashews


Makes 4 servings


1 beef top sirloin steak (about 1 pound)
4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
4 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon Chinese chili sauce
8 green onions with tops, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 piece fresh ginger (about 1-inch square), peeled and minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup unsalted roasted cashews (about 3 ounces)
Fresh carrot slices and thyme leaves for garnish


  1. Cut beef lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/8-inch slices.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in wok or large skillet over high heat. Add half of meat; stir-fry 3 to 5 minutes until browned. Remove from wok; set aside. Repeat with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining meat.
  3. Combine cornstarch, water, soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce and chili sauce in small bowl; mix well.
  4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in wok or large skillet over high heat. Add green onions, ginger, garlic and cashews; stir-fry 1 minute. Stir cornstarch mixture; add to wok with meat. Cook and stir until sauce boils and thickens. Garnish, if desired.

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