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Mandarin Beef Skillet Recipe

I've served this recipe with great success at many community gatherings. It's also a favorite of the family. Everyone likes its savory sweet flavor.—Elaine Healy, Gobles, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Drain the oranges, reserving syrup. Add syrup to the meat mixture; set oranges aside. Stir in 1 cup of water, soy sauce and ginger. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; stir into meat mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the celery, pepper, water chestnuts and mushrooms. Cover and cook over low heat for 5-7 minutes or until heated through. Serve over rice. Garnish with the oranges. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 202 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 757 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.