Crispy Orange Beef – Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary

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.

Crispy orange beef with peppers and onions on a shallow oval plate. There are slices of orange and spring onions scattered around and a spoon in the background.
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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!

📋 What do we want?

Ingredients for crispy orange beef on a wooden board.

📺 Watch find out how to make it

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!!

Overhead of crispy orange beef with peppers and onions on a dark plate with boiled rice. There are slices of orange and spring onions scattered around and a pair of chopsticks next to the plate.

🍽️ What to serve it with

Crispy orange beef with peppers and onions on a dark plate with boiled rice. There are slices of orange and spring onions scattered around and the serving dish is in the background.

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 with peppers and onions on a shallow oval plate. There are slices of orange on the plate.

Crispy Orange Beef

Sticky-crispy-sweet Crispy Beef in orange sauce – so scrumptious and satisfying and prepared in 25 minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 15 minutes

Complete Time 25 minutes

Course Dinner

Delicacies Asian

Servings 4 Servings

Energy 349 kcal


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

✎ Notes

*It is simpler to chop the steak into skinny strips for those who place it within the freezer for 10 minutes to agency up somewhat.


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.


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

Key phrases Orange, sticky sauce, stir fry

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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