Saturday, January 21, 2012

Spicy Orange Beef

I have raved about this on Facebook, now here is the recipe!


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound round steak, cut into thin strips on the diagonal
1/4 cup orange peel, cut into slivers
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup beef broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sherry
1/4 cup marmalade
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


1. In a wok or skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add beef strips 1/3 at a time.  Stir fry for 3 minutes or until browned, removing the done pieces to a plate lined with paper towels.
2. Return all the beef to the wok.  Stir in orange peel, garlic, and ginger; stir fry 1 minute.
3. In a medium bowl, combine cornstarch, broth, soy sauce, sherry, marmalade, and red pepper.  Pour this mixture into the beef, stirring constantly.  Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 5-10 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken.  Serve hot.

I  served with:
Chow Mien
Jasmine Brown Rice

Jess Grade: A

I love this recipe!  The first time I made it was actually with chicken.  It turns out better with the beef though, and the leftovers are still great tasting.  I would recommend using a zester and zesting the whole orange rather than cutting up the orange peel, but if you don't have a zester make the peel strips as thin as you can, this way the orange peel flavor isn't overpowering individual bites.  The only other recommendation I have is to cook the beef in the last step until the sauce thickens good, as it is FANTASTIC over the rice!

This has been a hit with even the PICKIEST of dinner guests!  ;-)

I welcome any comments, recommendations, or questions!  I receive my recipes from many sources, including, the Betty Crocker iPhone app, and ninjas in back alleys.  Thank you all for your support!  Happy cooking!

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