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Orange Beef Stir-Fry

 Orange Beef Stir-Fry
“With its citrusy splash of fresh orange flavor, this dish has become a tasty, Chinese New Year tradition at our house!“ notes Marguerite Shaeffer in Sewell, New Jersey. “Our son David frequently fixed this quick recipe when it was his turn to cook as a college student,“ she adds. TASTY TIP: To turn up the heat and create a spicier Orange Beef Stir-Fry, try substituting Asian chili paste for hois
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 beef flank steak (1 pound), cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups hot cooked long grain rice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 2 teaspoons
  • sugar. Stir in 2 tablespoons soy sauce until smooth. Add egg white
  • and beat until blended. Add beef and toss to coat. Let stand for 5
  • minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine remaining cornstarch with water until
  • smooth. Add the orange juice concentrate, ketchup, orange peel,
  • hoisin sauce and remaining sugar and soy sauce; set aside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beef mixture in hot oil
  • for 2-4 minutes or until no longer pink. Stir orange juice mixture
  • and stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes

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Orange Beef Stir-Fry (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • or until thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup beef mixture with 1/2 cup rice equals 390 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 725 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.