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Spicy Orange Zest Beef

Spicy Orange Zest Beef

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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.

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  • Calories:
  • 267 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 18.7 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 946 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Strain beef in a colander set over a large bowl, allowing beef to drain thoroughly, about 5 minutes. Reserve marinade.
  3. Stir water and cornstarch into the bowl of marinade. Whisk until cornstarch is dissolved, set aside.
  4. Spray skillet with cooking spray and place over high heat. Cook beef for 1 minute without stirring; cook and stir for an additional minute.
  5. Stir in light parts of green onion and orange zest; cook for 30 seconds.
  6. 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.
  7. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
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Baking Nana
81
4/30/2012

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 marinade 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!

Christina
64
5/2/2012

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 sauce 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. :)

shirley
46
4/27/2012

Loved this a lot. Cut meat in longer thinner pieces. Served w Romaine lettuce leaves. Like an asian taco.