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
- 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.
- 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.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil, add salt, and blanch broccoli for 30 seconds.
- 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.
- 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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