Spicy Orange Zest Beef

Spicy Orange Zest Beef This spicy orange zest beef recipe is not supposed to be Chinese food, or even Americanized Chinese take-out food. It is a lower-fat alternative while still a quick, easy, and surprisingly flavorful meal.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 5 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 35 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Combine beef, orange juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, hot chili paste, brown sugar, and garlic in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

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  • Strain beef in a colander set over a large bowl, allowing beef to drain thoroughly, about 5 minutes. Reserve marinade.

  • Stir water and cornstarch into the bowl of marinade. Whisk until cornstarch is dissolved, set aside.

  • Spray skillet with cooking spray and place over high heat. Cook beef for 1 minute without stirring; cook and stir for an additional minute.

  • Stir in light parts of green onion and orange zest; cook for 30 seconds.

  • Stir in marinade and green onion tops; cook and stir until beef is no longer pink inside and sauce is reduced and thick, about 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Per Serving: 267 calories; protein 18.7g; carbohydrates 16.8g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 57.6mg; sodium 888.3mg.