Spicy Orange Zest Beef45 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 5 min
- Ready In: 2 hr
“This spicy orange zest beef recipe is not supposed to be Chinese food, or even Americanized Chinese take-out food. It is a lower-fat alternative while still a quick, easy, and surprisingly flavorful meal.” - by Chef John
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
- Combine beef, orange juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, hot chili paste, brown sugar, and garlic in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
- Strain beef in a colander set over a large bowl, allowing beef to drain thoroughly, about 5 minutes. Reserve marinade.
- Stir water and cornstarch into the bowl of marinade. Whisk until cornstarch is dissolved, set aside.
- Spray skillet with cooking spray and place over high heat. Cook beef for 1 minute without stirring; cook and stir for an additional minute.
- Stir in light parts of green onion and orange zest; cook for 30 seconds.
- Stir in marinade and green onion tops; cook and stir until beef is no longer pink inside and sauce is reduced and thick, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 267 cal
- 14.3 g
- 16.8 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (45)Rate This Recipe
"Tasty & yes, spicy too. I didn't use tenderloin - but sirloin and I sliced the meat into thin strips. I used a smoking hot wok - cooked the meat and removed it from the wok - added the reserved mari..." See morenade and brought to a boil - let it reduce a bit and then added the meat back in gave it a quick stir and dinner was ready. This is a fun and really fast meal. Enjoy!"
"EXCELLENT! I also used sirloin (it's more economical for us), and it came out perfectly tender! I doubled the sauce ingredients (except the hot chili paste...yes, I'm a wimp!) b/c I wanted enough sauc..." See moree to put this over jasmine rice...perfect! I allowed this to marinate about 3-1/2 to 4 hours. The flavors of this are really good...nothing overpowering, just right, IMO. I will def be using this simple, delicious recipe again and again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)"
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