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Orange Beef Stir-Fry


You may have tasted a version of this Asian-style dish at a local restaurant; now you can make it at home.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, September 2006


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from 1 orange)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light-brown sugar
  • 1 pound top or bottom round steak, cut into strips, 2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 bunch (1 pound) broccoli, florets broken into small pieces (reserve stalks for another use)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, (ribs and seeds removed), cut into strips, 2 inches long and 1/4 inch wide


  1. Cook rice according to package instructions; set aside. Meanwhile, in a small bowl or liquid-measuring cup, combine orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar; set aside. In a medium bowl, toss beef with cornstarch; season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, combine broccoli with 1 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high; cook, partially covered, until broccoli is bright green and crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Discard any water in skillet; wipe with paper towel.

  3. In same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high. When pan is very hot, add half the beef; cook until browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer beef to plate with broccoli. Repeat with remaining oil and remaining beef, but leave beef in skillet.

  4. Return reserved beef and broccoli to skillet; add orange-juice mixture and bell pepper. Continue cooking over high heat until sauce thickens, 2 to 4 minutes. Serve over rice.

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  • ewags
    19 MAR, 2015
    Made this last night with improvements suggested (red pepper flakes in liquid, orange sections added at the end) and we loved it! We used end trimmings from a whole tenderloin of beef. It had plenty of flavor. Made brown rice with it. It does NOT make four servings, unless you are serving Smurfs.
  • Setter mom
    23 JAN, 2015
    Add orange slices from one orange. Add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper to oil. Also added pea pods. Yum.
  • Florasol
    14 JUL, 2009
    Made the receipe today, had a very strong orange and sweet flavor. Was still missing more spice. I doubled the soy sauce and added sesame oil. To serve it, I sprinled roasted sesame seeds on top. I will definetely make this dish again.
  • MS112605737
    13 JUL, 2009
    Can't figure out what people like about this recipe. I found it quite bland and uninspired.
  • 1gudcheesecake
    25 JUN, 2009
    I made this last night as well and it was really good! Will make it again. quick and easy. I had only added that orange zest along with the orange juice to punch up the flavor!
  • smd1227
    22 JUN, 2009
    Not sure why this thing always cuts off what I say. I bumped up the orange flavor with some zest and a tablespoon of frozen OJ concentrate. YUM!
  • smd1227
    22 JUN, 2009
    I agree this is very easy
  • karaheald
    6 NOV, 2008
    I have made this a couple of times and we really like it! I like the recipe as written, so my advice would be to try it first, and then if you need more punch use the contributors suggestions.
  • ddangerfield1
    24 SEP, 2008
    Wonderful recipe. I agree, it needs a bit more orange flavor in the sauce - I will add more orange juice next time as well a a little bit of orange zest and a slight bit of zested ginger. Complete meal in one with the rice - I used brown rice for more nutrition.
  • CourtneyFFox
    23 MAR, 2008
    very good. The OJ adds so much flavor!