If you are in the mood for some Chinese, you might want to try out this orange beef recipe. This dish consists of crispy strips of beef coated with a delicious orange sauce. Probably the biggest challenge of this dish is getting the strips of beef crispy. Here are a few tips, you can do this in a wok or fry pan, but I have to recommend a deep fryer. Also, make sure not to overload the deep fryer or work with too many strips of beef. The only place in a minimal amount to fill the wok or deep fryer. One more thing is after you coat the beef with cornstarch you will want to leave it to sit for a few minutes. The sauce is very simple to make if you have a problem getting the sauce to thicken up, mix a bit of cornstarch with some cold water and pour it In, a little at a time until the sauce has reached the desired thickness.
Orange Beef Recipe
- 1 1/2lbs beef top sirloin (sliced into thin strips)
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 2 cups oil (for frying)
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 3 tablespoons fresh ginger (grated)
- 1 ½ tablespoons garlic (minced)
- 1 bunch green onions (sliced)
- Broccoli florets (cooked)
- 1 cup long grain rice (cooked)
- Coat beef strips with cornstarch and allows to sit for 30 minutes. In a small bowl mix sugar, rice vinegar, orange juice, salt, and soy sauce. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a deep fryer (or wok) to 375 degrees. Fry beef strips in batches until crispy and golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Set aside.
- Heat a couple tablespoons of oil in a wok, add orange zest, ginger, and garlic, stir fry for 20 seconds.
- Add the soy sauce mixture to the wok, bring to a boil, and cook until the mixture has thickened. Coat the beef strips with the sauce, top with green onions. Serve with broccoli florets and on top of white rice.
Wednesday 8th of October 2014
This is a great orange beef recipe. I made it and we couldn't stop eating it !!!!!! Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.
Kupboard Crew Mate
Thursday 15th of November 2012
Wow this does look wonderful!!!
Thursday 31st of March 2011
Loved this! I used fresh squeeze juice and it was awesome. Thanks for sharing.
Monday 5th of July 2010
Lilian - I always have had better results getting meat crispy from deep frying. It's important to make sure you let the beef sit for awhile after you coat it so the cornstarch sticks. If you are worried about the sauce having an effect on the crispy beef, just serve the sauce seperatly. However, the method you are presenting may be worth a try.
Saturday 3rd of July 2010
If i were not to deep fry the beef but instead marinate it in 1 tbsp cornstarch, a lil bit of soy sauce and pepper and then pan sear it would it be better? Cos i am afraid the beef may not be crispy after mixing in the sauce and searing the beef may make it more tender. Which would be better?
P.S. Recipe sounds like a great one btw.