Spicy Orange Beef is light and healthy. Fresh orange juice and soy sauce are the base for the sauce. Crushed red pepper gives it a kick. Serve over rice.

Spicy Orange Beef

Spicy Orange Beef is healthy, easy, and fast!

The beef is tender, the sauce is spicy and citrus-y. Spicy Orange Beef comes together so fast, you put the pot on for the rice and by the time the water boils and the rice cooks for 10 minutes, your all done and ready to sit down to a healthy and tasty meal.

Spicy Orange Beef is light and healthy. Fresh orange juice and soy sauce are the base for the sauce. Crushed red pepper gives it a kick. Serve over rice.The original recipe comes from Cooking Light. I have adapted it to my liking and that is the recipe below.

Spicy Orange Beef is light and healthy. Fresh orange juice and soy sauce are the base for the sauce. Crushed red pepper gives it a kick. Serve over rice.

The meat in this photo looks dark because it had been frozen in a vacuum sealed bag for a few weeks.

I doubled the amount of sauce, because I like a little more sauce. I also doubled the amount of rice, because I wanted each person to have a full serving each.  And I also use less crushed red pepper.

Spicy Orange Beef is light and healthy. Fresh orange juice and soy sauce are the base for the sauce. Crushed red pepper gives it a kick. Serve over rice.

The original recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper and that is way too hot for me. You could adjust it to your liking.

The first time I made it I didn’t have much experience with crushed red pepper and I put the whole 1/2 teaspoon in. We could hardly eat it! We don’t like things too spicy, so I only use about 1/8 teaspoon, even now.

Spicy Orange Beef is light and healthy. Fresh orange juice and soy sauce are the base for the sauce. Crushed red pepper gives it a kick. Serve over rice.

I usually serve this dish with fresh steamed vegetables, such as broccoli or zucchini. You could also serve it with this Fruit Salad or this Mandarin Orange & Apple Salad.

Spicy Orange Beef

Spicy Orange Beef is light and healthy. Fresh orange juice and soy sauce are the base for the sauce. Crushed red pepper gives it a kick. Serve over rice. Related

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 25m
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 bags boil-in-bag rice, 3 1/2 ounces each
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional (I don't use any)
  • 1 pound boneless sirloin, cut into strips or bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, (the kind in the jar)
  • 1/8-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup green onions, about an inch long + additional for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Combine beef, garlic, and crushed red pepper in a small bowl, toss well.
  3. Whisk orange juice, zest, soy sauce, and corn starch in a small bowl or measuring cup.
  4. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Saute beef and onions for 2 minutes. Add juice mixture and cook stirring frequently until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.

The original recipe instructs you to mix the 1/2 teaspoon of salt with the rice after it cooks, but I leave it out because we are trying to cut down on our sodium intake. You could certainly add it in if you would like.

Spicy Orange Beef is light and healthy. Fresh orange juice and soy sauce are the base for the sauce. Crushed red pepper gives it a kick. Serve over rice.

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8 Comments

  • Josh December 9, 2016 at 11:58 am

    This sounds great, we’ll never have to get Chinese take out again… Unless we want hot & sour soup, cuz yum!

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd December 9, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Unless you are feeling too lazy to cook, which happens more times than I’ll ever admit! Thanks

      Reply
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  • Mary September 14, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I haven’t had Orange Beef since I was a child Mindy! You defiantly brought back some great childhood memories of devouring food at our local Chinese restaurant. love Cooking Light, they have some awesome recipes.

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd September 15, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Glad I could help you reminisce. Cooking Light is one of my go-to sites for ideas on eating lighter.

      Reply
  • Sharmila -The Happiefriends Potpourri Corner September 14, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Looks totally new.. Love it 🙂

    Reply
  • Angie@Angie's Recipes September 13, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Spicy and sweet…very delicious and I love how tender the beef slices are…excellent, Mindy.

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd September 13, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Thanks so much!

      Reply

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