We love recipes that do double duty – feeding a hungry bunch for dinner and stowing away in a lunchbox for tomorrow’s meal. That’s just what makes this Crispy Orange Beef so special. It starts off as a quick and easy weeknight dinner, and transforms into delicious leftovers that are perfect for school and work lunches. Tuck into the Good Cook Square Meals Set with a side of orange slices, sticky rice and fortune cookies, and you’ve got a no-fuss, tasty way to enjoy lunch on-the-go!
Fun Flavor Twists
Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:
- Give it some color. Toss in vibrant red peppers or julienned carrots to give this meal an extra pop of color.
- Beef broccoli. Leave out the orange and ginger for a basic Beef Broccoli takeout version.
- Oodles of noodles. Serve with a side of toasted sesame noodles for a slurp-worthy meal!
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Crispy Orange Beef
- 1.5 lbs sirloin, cubed or cut into thin strips
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup cornstarch
- 16 oz coconut oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2-3 Tbsp chili garlic sauce
- Zest of 1 orange
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- sticky rice (if desired)
Sprinkle sirloin with salt. Toss with cornstarch until well coated.
In a Good Cook 9" Cast Iron Pan, heat coconut oil over high heat. Once oil is hot, cook 6-8 strips at a time, until golden brown. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate. Once all beef is cooked, pour any extra oil from the skillet. No need to scrub the skillet clean, a few fried bits will help season the glaze.
Add brown sugar and orange juice to skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until thickened. (About the consistency of maple syrup). Whisk in soy sauce, chili garlic sauce and orange zest. Toss beef and broccoli florets into skillet. Stir with a wooden spoon until broccoli is tender.
Serve over sticky rice, if desired.