Beefy Orange Stir-Fry
Recipe By : Inspired by a recipe I saw in Everyday Food
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Beef
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cloves garlic -- minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoons agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak, trimmed -- cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon sesame oil -- (1 to 2)
1 pound broccoli
1 red pepper, sliced and cut into large chunks
4 scallions -- green parts only, cut into 1-inch lengths
Into a small bowl, finely grate zest and squeeze juice from 2 oranges. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, agave nectar, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, toss meat with cornstarch until coated. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add broccoli and cook until bright green in color 3 - 5 minutes. (All I had was frozen broccoli, so I nuked it in the microwave, sans the oil for 3 minutes) Remove broccoli and set aside.
In the same skillet and working in batches (adding more oil if needed), brown beef on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes; transfer to a plate.
Pour juice mixture, broccoli, red peppers, and scallions. Cook until sauce thickens, approximately 2-3 minutes. Serve hot. You can top with sliced fresh oranges and chopped scallions, if desired.
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 302 Calories; 18g Fat (53.7% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 71mg Cholesterol; 416mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
***Well, what can I say. This was good, but I'll need to work on it to make it better. I'll try again at some point in the future. I was going to eat this with brown rice, but even though I'm a fairly decent cook I have yet to make a good batch of rice. So I had a sweet potato with sugar-free maple syrup instead.