Orange Beef Recipe

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 wok with too many strips of beef. 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 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 reach the desired thickness.
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)

Cooking Instructions:
Step 1: Coat beef strips with cornstarch and allow to sit for 30 minutes.  In a small bowl mix sugar, rice vinegar, orange juice, salt, and soy sauce. Set aside.
Step 2: 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.
Step 3: 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.
(Makes 5 Servings)


12 Responses to “Orange Beef Recipe”

  1. Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes — February 23, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    I love orange beef! Yours looks so wonderful! I’m definitely trying this. 🙂

  2. Denise — February 23, 2010 @ 8:13 pm

    I wonder why you couldn’t use this recipe and use chicken in place of the beef. Sounds delish.

  3. Melinda — February 24, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

    Tried this last night and LOVED it! We only had to pick up a few things because we had the rest and it was so quick to put together! Another great recipe. Thanks Bobby!

  4. Rick — February 24, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

    Bobby, you came through again! I was driving to work, trying to think of something to cook for dinner. I actually thought that there may be something from Blogchef in my inbox. Sure enough, the Orange Beef was there. I followed this closer than I have any recipe, other than baking, and it was great. Thanks again for sharing. Rick.

  5. Kevin — February 28, 2010 @ 6:57 am

    This orange beef sounds really good!

  6. Shelley — March 1, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

    I made this for dinner last night. It was terrific! I doubled the sauce so we had extra for the rice. This one is a keeper!

  7. EZSweets — March 2, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    I love this recipe. The organge beef looks so delicious. I am going to try it out this weekend.

  8. lilian — July 3, 2010 @ 1:42 pm

    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.

  9. Bobby — July 5, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    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.

  10. Erin — March 31, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    Loved this! I used fresh squeeze juice and it was awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Kupboard Crew Mate — November 15, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    Wow this does look wonderful!!!

  12. Lauri — October 8, 2014 @ 6:55 pm

    This is a great orange beef recipe. I made it and we couldn’t stop eating it !!!!!! Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.

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