This crispy orange beef is tangy, candy and totally scrumptious. A simple Friday-night fakeaway – prepared in 25 minutes!
I like to serve this up with a giant bowl of fluffy rice or some stir-fried noodles.
Sure, we’re utilizing steak for this recipe, which is somewhat bit extravagant, nevertheless it means we’re getting tender meat, cooked in extra-quick time, with a stunning steaky flavour – quite than chewy meat (which is what you will get with cheaper cuts of beef).
I really like the tanginess of this recipe. The sauce soaks into the rice superbly – that means a lot of flavour in each chew!
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Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this put up.
👩🍳PRO TIP Place the steak within the freezer for 10-20 minutes earlier than slicing. This can make it firmer so it is simpler to slice thinly.
Make this and I assure each plate can be clear inside 10 minutes!!
🍽️ What to serve it with
Wish to make it spicy? 🌶
Add a tablespoon of sriracha to the sauce and sprinkle with a couple of chilli flakes earlier than serving.
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Crispy Orange Beef
Sticky-crispy-sweet Crispy Beef in orange sauce – so scrumptious and satisfying and prepared in 25 minutes!
Non-obligatory – to thicken the sauce:
Warmth the oil in a wok or giant frying over a excessive warmth.
3 tbsp oil
Pat the meat dry with some kitchen roll, then combine the cornflour (cornstarch) with the salt and pepper and toss the meat within the cornflour till fully coated.
500 g (1.1 lb) beef steak, 2 tbsp cornflour, 1 pinch of salt and pepper
When the oil is scorching, tip the meat in and fry till crispy. Attempt to not transfer the meat round an excessive amount of as this reduces the quantity of crispiness you get. It ought to take about 5-6 minutes to crisp up the meat, with about 3 or 4 stirs throughout that point.
As soon as the meat is crispy and cooked by means of, take away the meat utilizing a slotted spoon, and place in a bowl lined with kitchen roll to take in extra fats.
After the meat has been faraway from the pan there ought to nonetheless be somewhat oil left. Flip the warmth right down to medium and add the sliced purple pepper and onion.
1 purple pepper, 1 giant onion
Fry for a 2-3 minutes (in order that they’re scorching however nonetheless crunchy).
Whereas the peppers and onions are cooking, combine the orange zest, juice, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, rice vinegar and ginger and put to 1 aspect.
Juice of two giant oranges, Zest of half an orange, 3 tbsp caster sugar, 5 tbsp soy sauce, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp rice vinegar
Pour over the orange sauce. Flip up the warmth and produce to the boil. Simmer for 1 minute.
Then add the meat again in. Give it a stir and warmth by means of for 1 minute. In case your sauce is trying too skinny, you possibly can stir in somewhat cornflour slurry to thicken.
1 tbsp cornflour blended with 3 tbsp chilly water to type a slurry
As soon as effervescent and thick, serve up with boiled rice. Garnish with the spring onions (scallions).
Boiled rice, 4 spring onions (scallions) chopped on the diagonal
CAN I MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE?
Sure! Substitute the soy sauce with tamari. I’ve executed this a lot of occasions and it really works rather well. You should make sure you use the right amount of orange juice and sugar although, in any other case the tamari can overpower the flavours.
CAN I FREEZE IT OR MAKE IT AHEAD?
This recipe works finest when made and served instantly. Freezing/chilling then reheating means the meat will not be crispy.
Nevertheless, it does nonetheless style actually good. So for those who did need to freeze it, then cool, cowl and freeze. Defrost in a single day within the fridge and reheat completely within the wok or a microwave till piping scorching all through. You possibly can add a splash of water if it is somewhat dry.
Dietary Data is per serving and doesn’t embody the serving suggestion of boiled rice.
Energy: 349kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 31gFats: 14gSaturated Fats: 9gLdl cholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1332mgPotassium: 686mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1110IUVitamin C: 57.6mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 3mg
Initially revealed September 2015. Up to date Could 2018 after which once more in March 2023 with new pictures and a video, plus additional suggestions.
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