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Zesty Orange Beef

 Zesty Orange Beef
I put this recipe together in the morning before I leave for work. In the evening, the aroma hits me as soon as I open the door. All I have to do is quickly cook some rice, and dinner is served!
5 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 3 dried hot chilies
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-3/4 cups fresh snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • Place beef in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Add the mushrooms, onion, and
  • chilies. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, orange juice, soy
  • sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, ginger, oil and garlic. Pour over meat.
  • Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender, adding
  • snow peas during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Stir in orange
  • peel. Serve with rice.
  • Yield: 5 servings.

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Zesty Orange Beef (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calculated without rice) equals 310 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 554 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.