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Crispy Orange Beef with Broccoli

This homemade crispy orange beef recipe is a crispy, tangy, and yet sweet stir fry with delicious broccoli and steamy rice. A perfect recipe for a date in! #womenlivingwell #easyrecipe #sweetandsour #stirfry

Janelle is back helping us get Comfy in our Kitchens with this AWESOME recipe!  She writes:

This is a great meal that my entire family enjoys (it is naturally allergy friendly) The beef is crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. I love the sweet and savory flavor this dish offers. Oh YUM!


Drain beef on a paper towel. Again, I always recommend getting your meats at a butcher-there is honestly no comparison to the quality of meat. It can make or break a recipe-truly. Ask your butcher to thinly slice top sirloin for a stir fry dish.

In a small bowl mix together frozen orange juice concentrate (you may also use the juice from 2 oranges-about 1/2 cup), sugar, white vinegar, and soy sauce.

Make a good quality rice enough for 6 – I use Jasmine brand rice in the Asian aisle at the grocery store. All you do is add water and rice per directions- boil, then cover and let sit for 20 mins. I hands down prefer rice like this than to quick min. rice.

Lightly coat beef in cornstarch

Brown beef in a hot wok with wok oil. Do this in about 3-4 batches (do not cook beef all at once-it will not be crispy). Take the beef out and lay it on a dish covered with a paper towel until ready to use.

Drain all oil out of the wok except 1 Tbsp. Add orange zest, ginger,  and garlic. Add the soy sauce mixture and let simmer until it thickens. (If you like it thicker, make a paste of 1 tsp of cornstarch and 1 tbsp of water and add to it, but I did not need to do this).

Add beef and stir.

This homemade crispy orange beef recipe is a crispy, tangy, and yet sweet stir fry with delicious broccoli and steamy rice. A perfect recipe for a date in! #womenlivingwell #easyrecipe #sweetandsour #stirfry

Serve with steamed broccoli and hot rice.

This recipe is delicious…and waaaaay healthier than take out!

Crispy Orange Beef with Broccoli
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 6

Ingredients
■1 1/2 pounds beef top sirloin, thinly sliced
■1/3 cup white sugar
■1/3 cup rice wine vinegar (white vinegar will do)
■2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
■1 tablespoon soy sauce
■1/4 cup cornstarch
■2 teaspoons orange zest
■3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
■1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
■8 broccoli florets, lightly steamed or blanched
■1-1 1/2 cups oil for frying- use 1/4 cup at a time in batches

Instructions

1.Drain beef strips in a single layer on dish lined with paper towels.
2.In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, vinegar, orange juice concentrate, and soy sauce. Set aside.
3.Start making your rice per package directions.
4.Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat.
5.Toss dried beef in cornstarch to coat.
6.Fry in the hot oil in small batches until crispy and golden brown; set aside.
7.Drain all of the oil from the wok except about 1 tablespoon.
8.Add orange zest, ginger and garlic to the remaining oil, and cook briefly.
9.Add the soy sauce mixture to the wok, bring to a boil, and cook until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes.
10.Add beef, and heat through, stirring to coat.
11.Serve immediately over steamed rice, and garnish with broccoli.
~Enjoy

Thank you once again Janelle for another great dinner recipe!

Walk with the King,

Janelle

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11 Comments

  1. This looks so good! I am definitely going to make this, as I know my husband will just love it. Please feel free to come by and link it up with my “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” It is open all week. I’d love to have you join us. 🙂 Many blessings, Lisa

  2. This looks so good! I want to make it NOW, but I only have chicken – do you think I could use chicken??

  3. For those who are making this for someone who must not eat wheat/gluten, regular soy sauce has wheat. It is easily replaced with gluten free tamari.

    Thank you for another delicious looking recipe Janelle and Courtney. I’m looking forward to trying this one.

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