Spicy Orange Beef

  • stephil Posted: 12/07/10
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    Good recipe! I love the spicy-sweet flavor. I added some peppers I had in the fridge to boost the veggie count. I felt the sauce was too thick; it was more like a gravy. Next time I make it I'll cut down the cornstarch to 1 teaspoon and see how that works, and let the rice soak up the sauce. I'll definitely make it again!

  • skirt53 Posted: 09/13/10
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    What do u do with your plastic bags when you are finished with them?

  • dsturla Posted: 11/02/09
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    I have made this many times with both beef and chicken. I double the sauce and increase the garlic and the red pepper and sprinkle the green onions on after taking off the heat. I also serve it with brown rice. It is a good everyday recipe, but I would not serve to company.

  • junglebunny Posted: 09/15/10
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    As far as taste goes, I thought it was excellent....might cut down a bit on the pepper next time, though....just a bit. This was easy to make. I agree the doubling of the sauce would be beneficial, so as to have a little more to spread on the rice. I used Uncle Ben's brown rice as I could not see the benefit to buying the bagged rice for one time use. Added mushrooms with the onions. A good family recipe....probably not for company though. Will make again!

  • Seana131 Posted: 09/14/10
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    Great, quick weeknight dinner.

  • seraeads Posted: 03/04/09
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    Ok, so we did make this recipe a little less light but it ended up being delicious. We sliced the meat and then dipped it in a little cornmeal. Added the meat to a little oil in the wok and pan fried it until done. We doubled the sauce and increased the amount of OJ by about 25%. We also added a Tbsp of sugar to the sauce. We added a handful of snap peas and broccoli and served with rice. Delicious and darn near close to the carry-out from the place down the street.

  • Carrolj Posted: 09/13/10
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    Love this recipe....As to the person who feels that the video is "environmentally" irresponsible because (HORRORS) the plastic bag was discarded.... perhaps she/he should not be on recipe sites but stick to the politically correct sites sponsored by the EPA.

  • Cybill Posted: 11/29/08
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    Great dish

  • AdrienneandDave Posted: 12/05/08
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    This is one of our favs! It just enough of a kick without being over-powering. The orange flavor is great! I serve it with brown rice.

  • Mars418 Posted: 09/15/10
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    Excellent! I doubled the sauce and added steamed broccoli at the end. My husband like broccoli best! I served it with basmati rice and will make this again!

  • jameyadams Posted: 07/02/09
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    We thought this was really bland. I thought I had made it before, but don't remember it being so dull. Definitely needs more pepper! My husband didn't even want to take the leftovers for his lunch!

  • kmweber Posted: 02/28/09
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    Really simple. Really good. Never able to make chinese taste as good as a restaurant until this recipe. Added carrots, celery, and mushrooms to fill it out. Will make again soon and probably often. A good balance of spice for parents who can take heat (could always use more) and kids who can't.

  • perschef Posted: 01/06/09
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    In Texas, we like highly seasoned food. I thought this was bland. I added 1/4 tsp. more salt, 1/4 tsp more red pepper and 1/4 tsp. more orange rind. It helped. Next time, I will add 1/4 cup sugar free orange marmalade to give it more balance, some more red pepper (or other source of heat) and a slight bit more salt. If you like highly seasoned food, the changes will really make a difference.

  • AshbeeDaven Posted: 02/21/10
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    I really liked this recipe, quick and easy. I didnt add the orange rind, and i dont think i missed anything by it. Served over jasmine rice with zuchini! Yummy!

  • cookfromsocal Posted: 03/25/09
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    I used white rice and followed the recipe and ended up with a very tasty meal that was very easy to put together. Next time will make the meat pieces smaller. A definite repeat.

  • krispy6372 Posted: 05/28/09
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    This was my first disappointment from CL. I thought it was just ok. I could barely detect the orange flavor. Overall the dish was pretty bland. I had to add a lot of salt and extra red pepper just to salvage it. I would not make again. There are many better cooking light recipes out there.

  • Charmin Posted: 09/16/10
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    This was a fairly easy recipe, however, I would cut the beef as thin as possible next time. My picky son had seconds and so did my husband...it was only enough for the three of us. I added a medium carrot cut on the diagonal and a little extra peppers and 3 cloves of garlic instead of bottled. Wonderful and will make again tomorrow!

  • Litenskvett Posted: 09/14/10
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    I was checking out the reviews for this recipe and came across the "bag question" and couldn't resist adding my comment. These bags are eminently reusable, I wash them using a bottle brush and air dry them on a clean bottle. They can be used many, many times and then when they develop holes they are repurposed for holding craft items, sewing notions, small accessories or items for storage in closets, drawers, bins, tote bags or purses. We all must start thinking in terms of eliminating waste. Use things as you need but DO NOT use things in terms of single use. If something is single use find another way to accomplish the task or another way to reuse the item in question.

  • Belladonna714 Posted: 09/15/10
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    This is quick and easy. Flavor is good. I used a rice cooker instead rice in a bag, and I bought pre-cut sirloin strips to save a little time. I liked this recipe but don't think I'd serve it to company. I served it along side CL Korean Cucumber Salad,(5 Stars!).

  • Run4Cupcakes Posted: 09/15/10
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    The orange flavor made it a little different from the usual Asian beef stir fry. Might try adding additional veggies next time to make it a little healthier.

  • No Longer Registered Posted: 10/17/10
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    Tasty, but not spectacular. Easy to throw together quickly. I used baby leeks instead of green onions (grocery store was out) and it worked well. If I made it again, I would use my preferred white rice and double the sauce.

  • AmyBhame Posted: 07/05/10
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    First time I've been disappointed with Cooking Light, and my peers on this website: I don't know what the fuss is about. Bland, boring & amateur.

  • JBernie Posted: 09/14/10
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    While this is a perfectly fine meal, my comment concerns the suggestion on the video that the beef and marinade be placed in a ziploc plastic bag which can then be simply 'thrown away'. The video even features the bag being 'tossed' after use. Does anybody else find this to be environmentally irresponsible?

  • urbancook Posted: 08/25/10
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    Best beef stir fry recipe I have ever made! I did add some small pieces of carrot to the recipe, which added color and more veggies. It had that rich, chinese food taste, without the grease and calories. Delicious!

  • Ashes123 Posted: 09/14/10
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    This dish was amazing. My boyfriend and I enjoyed every tasty bite (down to finding ourselves scraping the plates with our forks). As we are huge garlic and spicy fans, I added extra garlic and in addition to the crushed red pepper, a teaspoon of chili sauce. To the rice, I added chopped pecans to give the dish a little nutty flavor as well. This recipe will defiitely be one of my new favorites!

  • Savinggraceone Posted: 09/15/10
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    I found this to be a little sour for my taste, even using fresh squeezed orange juice. It didn't prevent me from eating it, but next time I might use a little more soy sauce, less cornstarch and maybe some honey or agave for contrast.

  • nola0107 Posted: 01/08/12
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    Blech. This was a complete disappointment. It needed some sugar or something to give it sweetness to complement the orange flavor. I have made many CL recipes and this one is not a keeper. I followed the instructions exactly and served it with white rice, instead of boil-in-bag brown rice, and steamed fresh broccoli. I will not make this again.

  • Toliko Posted: 05/20/12
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    my family loved it! definitely adding the recipe to my weekly cooking

  • travelcat321 Posted: 06/13/13
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    I liked the recipe and it was quick to come together since I used stir-fry beef that was pre-cut. Next time I will double to sauce. I did have left overs and thought it was better the second day.

  • kitchenwitch4 Posted: 07/23/13
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    Very Tasty.I added fresh sweet red pepper and mushrooms.My steak was seasoned with Montreal steak seasoning so I omitted the garlic.I used beef broth too.The orange flavor really came through.I would let everyone add their own hot peppers next time.It was too spicy hot for me,but m family loved it hot.More liquid in sauce next time. Will definetly make it again.Was great on brown rice!

  • seaside725 Posted: 11/29/13
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    I marinated this overnight. I thought the flavors were very good. It was an easy meal to make and my whole family loved it.

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