Orange Scented Beef with Broccoli
Estimated Cost: $7.00
Notes: Use any inexpensive cut of lean, tender beef. If you're unsure if the meat is tender enough for stir-fry, ask your butcher. Read through the recipe and have everything ready before you heat the skillet.
5 tablespoons soy sauce
5 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 pound boneless beef steak, cut across the grain into thin strips
1 bunch of broccoli, cut into bite sized florettes
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/3 cup chopped green onions
4 cups hot cooked rice
In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, orange juice, orange zest, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and cornstarch. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat in large skillet. Add beef and stir fry until browned, about three minutes. Transfer beef to a plate. Add broccoli and 4 tablespoons water to skillet. Cover and let steam for two minutes. Uncover and cook until liquid evaporates. Add garlic and green onions to skillet. Stir fry for 30 seconds. Add orange juice mixture and beef back to skillet. Cook until sauce is well blended and beef and broccoli are coated in sauce. Serve over white rice.
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