1 1/4 pounds beef steak, thinly sliced across the grain and cut into 2-by-1/3-inch strips
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, optional
7 small dried red chiles or
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
4 cups cooked white rice, for serving
How to Make It
In a large bowl, whisk together cornstarch and salt. Add beef; toss to coat. Shake off any excess.
In a large skillet, heat 3 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add half of beef and fry until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef to a colander. Wipe any browned bits from skillet, and repeat using remaining 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil and second batch of beef. Wipe out skillet.
Add sesame oil, garlic and ginger (if using) to skillet and cook for 1 minute over medium heat. Stir in chiles, orange juice, marmalade, soy sauce and vinegar and cook over medium-high heat until slightly syrupy, about 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and stir in beef to coat with orange sauce. Heat through, 2 minutes.
Made for dinner tonight. I agree the flavor is off. I used the ginger, its a must and the dried red peppers (chili powder just did not sound right). I also added chopped green onions. I would use only 1 tablespoon of the marmalade and add other veggies next time. I would also leave the cornstarch out. The beef seemed to heavy with it. Made the entire dish too heavy.
I made a change or 2. No salt in the corn starch. Sirloin steak. No chilies or chili powder, use 2tbl Asian spicy sweet chili sauce. Fry the steak as directed, stir fry 2 cups snow peas with 2 green onions cut on the bias keep warm with meat. Make sauce as is. Reduce sauce till just thick. Add to beef and vegetables. Serve. This is so much better. I feel Amanda is correct the flavor is the chili powder. New Mexico meets somewhere in Asia.
I did not enjoy this recipe whatsoever. And I was so excited to make it too!! I have tried many recipes from this website and have had amazing success with most of them, so this was definitely a disappointment. Something about the flavor was off...my husband and I didn't even attempt to finish our plates.
Better luck next time!
It is really easy to slice the steak if you freeze it and use a Mandolin.
I forgot the cornstarch, but it still turned out GREAT.
I added some orange rind. Used chili power (will use a bit more next time) and will garnish with sliced scallions next time.
My husband and I LOVED it. Will definatly make it again.
I served it with sliced Napa Cabbage steamed wtih Soy Sauce and Sesame Oil.
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