Orange Beef Stir Fry – A Treat For Your Eyes & Mouth!

Diva Entertains Orange Beef

This dish is truly a feast for your senses.  Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients.  As long as you prep your ingredients prior to starting to cook you can pull off this scrumptious meal, from start to finish, in 30 minutes. (although if you want to serve it with rice, as I did in the picture above – you need to include cook time for the type of rice you use).

Orange Beef Stir Fry (adapted from CuisineAtHome.com), 4 Servings

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup low-salt beef broth
  • 2 T. orange marmalade
  • 2 T. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 T. molasses
  • 1 T. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 12 oz. flank steak, sliced very thinly

For the Stir Fry

  • 2 T. canola oil, divided
  • 2 T. minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 T. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 8 oz. broccolini, trimmed*
  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • 2 cups sliced shiitake and button mushrooms**
  • 2 cups sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup fresh or canned mandarin orange segments
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach leaves

In a large bowl whisk all marinade ingredients, up to the flank steak, together.  Cut the flank steak across the grain as thinly as possible, as shown below:

Diva Entertains Thin Sliced Beef

(Cutting it so thinly requires only a very quick sear on both sides of the meat and you’ll be amazed how incredibly tender and flavorful the pieces are).  Add the beef to the marinade and toss to coat completely with marinade.

Coat wok or large skillet with non-stick spray.  Heat 1 T. oil in pan over medium-high heat.  When oil shimmers, add half the beef to the wok; stir fry until brown, 1 to 2 minutes.  Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining beef, reserving marinade.  Transfer the beef to the plate.

Add remaining 1 T. oil to wok.  Add ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes to skillet; stir fry 30 seconds.  Add broccolini and onion; stir fry 3 minutes.  Add mushrooms and peppers; stir fry 2 minutes.

Return beef to wok with marinade; heat until marinade thickens and boil.  Add oranges; stir fry 1 minutes.  Divide spinach among four plates; top with stir fry.

*If you can’t find broccolini you can substitute sugar snap peas or snow pea pods.

**The original recipe called for 3 cups shiitake mushrooms but that could be incredibly expensive.

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