Spicy Beef, Broccoli and Orange Stir Fry


This recipe is adapted from a recipe in Great Food Fast. It was really good, and -s really liked. He’s not a fan of stir fry usually, but he liked this one. I made it spicy, because we like spicy food, but if you don’t leave out the crushed red pepper. I also removed some meat and sauce for the kiddos before adding the spice. It was a pretty quick dinner to prepare, so it’s a good one for weeknight meals.

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 TBSP. soy sauce
  • zest of one orange, finely chopped
  • 1 TBSP. brown sugar or honey, optional (depends on how sweet your oj is)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 TBSP. cornstarch
  • 1 lb of sirloin steak, but into 1/2 inch thick strips
  • 3/4 c. orange segments (2-4 oranges, depending on their size)
  • 2 c. broccoli florets, blanched in salted water
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper, optional
  • 1/2 c. green onions, cut in 1 inch slices
  • White or Brown Rice


  1. Combine the zest, orange juice, garlic and soy sauce in a bowl. If everyone likes spice add the crushed red pepper to the sauce. Set aside.
  2. With a sharp knife, peel the oranges, and slice them crosswise 1/2 inch thick, then halve the slices; push out and discard seeds. Set aside.
  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add salt, and blanch broccoli for 30 seconds.
  4. In a medium bowl toss meat with cornstarch until coated. Heat oil in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Brown all sides of the beef, and cook until desired doneness, about 3-5 per side. Once meat is done, remove meat from pan and transfer to a plate.
  5. Pour the juice mixture into the pan and boil until syrupy, about 2 minutes. (If not everyone likes spice remove some sauce and set aside with some beef, broccoli, oranges and scallions.) Return the beef to the skillet; add the broccoli, oranges and scallions. Toss until coated and heated through. Serve with rice.

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