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Easy Tropical Beef Skillet

12 cup shredded coconut
1 lb lean ground beef
1 -2 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (or to taste)
salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained, reserving the liquid
1 (16 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained, reserving the liquid
12 cup cashew nuts


In a large skillet, toast the coconut over medium heat, until golden and crisp; set aside. Brown ground beef and garlic in the same skillet; drain well. Add salt, pepper lemon juice and soy sauce. In a small bowl combine the cornstarch with reserved pineapple and mandarin orange liquids; stir well until smooth then add to ground beef and cook over medium heat for 5 mins, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened. Stir in the pineapple and mandarin oranges; cook 2-3 mins, or until thoroughly heated. Serve over noodles or rice, and sprinkle with more toasted coconut and cashew nuts.

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