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Cocoa Spiced Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Cocoa Spiced Beef Stir-Fry

Prep Time: 45 Minutes

Skill Level: Intermediate

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  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound boneless top round or flank beef steak
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups large onion pieces
  • 1 cup carrot slices
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets and pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups sweet red pepper slices
  • 6 cups hot cooked rice
  • Additional soy sauce
  • Cashew or peanut pieces


  • 1. Stir together beef broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, cocoa, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes; set aside. Cut beef steak into 1/4-inch wide strips.
  • 2. Heat large skillet or wok over high heat about 1 minute or until hot. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon oil into pan; heat about 30 seconds. Add beef strips; stir-fry until well browned. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 3. Drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons oil into pan; add onion pieces and carrots. Stir-fry until onion is crisp, but tender. Add broccoli and red pepper strips; cook until crisp-tender.
  • 4. Return beef to pan; add broth mixture. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Serve over hot rice with additional soy sauce and cashew pieces, if desired. About 6 servings.

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