"A delicious crispy and sweet, yet mildly spiced beef stir-fry recipe served with steamed rice and broccoli." — BEC
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1 1/2 pounds
beef top sirloin, thinly sliced
rice wine vinegar
frozen orange juice concentrate
long grain rice
grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons
broccoli florets, lightly steamed or blanched
oil for frying
I thought this was very good. but to the others out there criticizing recipes on this site, cant criticize accurately if you change the original recipe. makes no sense to say its bad or wasnt very good, if you dont first try it the way its supposed to be, because it might have been your changes that made it worse.
This was good. I used pre-cubed beef from the grocery to save time. Doubled the sauce to compensate for lots of veggies we were adding. Used 1/3 cup fresh OJ and a few TB of marmalade instead of the concentrate and zest. I needed to add cornstarch to the sauce at the end because it would not thicken, and that worked, but in the meantime caused the beef to overcook. Other than that a very tasty dish. Oh, had a very hard time making the beef "crispy."
The sauce gets 10 stars! Double it! It is amazing, just like the local take out place, even better because I know the quality of the ingredients. I have made this recipe as is, BUT I always reduce the ginger, that has to be a typo. I've also added 2 T orange marmalade and cut the vinegar a bit, 1 t sesame oil, 1/2 a teaspoon of Siracha Hot Chili Sauce. Doing so makes the sauce over the top!! I've also just made the sauce alone to add to other stir fry's as substituting the beef for chicken breasts, even tofu nuggets. I have learned that to prevent to much cornstarch from falling into the oil, let the cornstarch covered meat slices rest 10 minutes, then place meat in a pasta colander and shake over the sink, then fry the meat, QUICKLY.. comes out perfect every time. Then serve topped with a sprinkle of green onion and sesame seeds. In fact, I often just serve this with garlic green beans an Jasmine rice, rather than the broccoli. When making your Jasmine rice, saute 1/4 cup of rice in 1 Tablespoon hot oil until golden brown, then add the remaining rice and water to boil, gives a great nutty flavor to boring white rice. Also, "Fried Rice with Cilantro" from this site is also great with this.
Sauce is what makes it great. Like others, we altered it by: using 1/3 cup orange juice instead of concentrate *and* stirfrying batches with only 1 Tbs of peanut oil each time. Cuts down on calories and left the meat tender and glossy. Pretty authentic tasting.
I'd have to say that this was the closest you could get to 'authentic' Chinese restaurant food. I followed the suggestion of others and reduced the sugar by half, doubled the sauce and left the beef strips sit with the corn starch on them for 10 min. The only thing missing was 'crispy' beef - I let the oil get hot, I tried to not overcook the strips and sliced them as thin as possible.They just were not really crispy. Could it be the oil I used - canola? Nevertheless, the flavour and tenderness were perfect. On sticky white rice - I was in heaven. Prep time took aprox 90 min. Highly recommended.
March 10' tried it again - same result, almost all of the starch came off the meat into the hot oil - doesn't stick.
I made this dish for my mom's birthday and it was a hit. I made a few changes that were simple and easy.
In my wok I cooked a medley of frozen veggies, fresh onion, garlic, ginger, and bean spouts. When that was done I added olive oil to the hot wok and cooked the meat. I bought the already sliced "stir fry" beef which proved to be a time saver. After the beef was done I put all the soy sauce mixture in the pan and cooked it until it started to thicken, then I added the beef back in.
My family loved it and there were arguments over who got to keep the leftovers. Thanks so much for this!
Turned out fantastic. I did as others suggested and doubled the sauce while cutting the sugar in half. I also omitted the orange peel as it really didn't need it. Next time I will reduce the vinegar by 25% and use mixed OJ to replace the 25% vinegar omission. Really very good. I will make again.
This recipe got mixed reviews in my household as well. My fiance loved it, but I only thought it was pretty good.
I didn't like the cornstarch-coated fried beef at ALL, so instead I mixed 1 tablespoon of corn starch with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce (for 1lb of meat), tossed the beef in that, and then seared the meat in some olive oil on medium-high to high heat. I seasoned it with just a little pepper and a dash of salt. (not too much, since I used soy sauce on it). This really locked in the juices.
I also added an onion, chopped, a green pepper, chopped, some chives, coarsely chopped, and a dash of red pepper flakes.
Remember to double the sauce if you're making 1.5lbs of meat. If you're only making 1lb, it's fine as is.
Not a bad recipe at all, and definitely one I'll make again (have made it three times so far), but it isn't the best I've found.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 507
** Calories from Fat: 169
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