Stir Fried Orange Beef
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Tangy orange-flavored beef with crisp vegetables
1 bag (12 oz) frozen vegetable stir-fry
1 Tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
1 Tbsp onion, minced (or ½ Tbsp dried)
1 Tbsp garlic, minced (about 2–3 cloves)
1 Tbsp ginger, minced
1 egg white, lightly beaten (or substitute liquid egg white)
2 Tbsp cornstarch
12 oz beef flank steak, sliced into thin strips
3 Tbsp Hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp lite soy sauce
½ C orange juice
1 Tbsp dry sherry (optional)
1 Thaw frozen vegetables in the microwave (or place entire bag in a bowl of hot water for about 10 minutes). Set aside until step 7.
2 Heat oil in a large wok or sauté pan.
3 Add onion, garlic, and ginger and stir fry until tender but not brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
4 Put egg white in one bowl and cornstarch in another. Dip steak strips into egg white and then coat with cornstarch.
5 Add steak strips to pan and continue to stir-fry until steak strips are lightly browned about 5–8 minutes.
6 Add Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, orange juice, and sherry (optional), and bring to a boil over high heat. Immediately lower temperature to a gentle simmer.
7 Add the thawed vegetables and mix gently. Simmer until vegetables are heated through, about 3–4 minutes.
8 Divide mixture into four equal portions.