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Ginger Beef Stir-Fry

This savory stir-fry showcases tender slices of beef, while colorful carrots add crunch. For devoted meat-and-potatoes fans, replace the rice with mashed potatoes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 6 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 medium carrots, diagonally cut into thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • Hot cooked rice


  • Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch, water and salt; toss with beef. In a small bowl, mix broth, soy sauce, sugar, orange zest and remaining cornstarch until smooth.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry half of the beef until browned, 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan. Repeat with additional 2 teaspoons oil and remaining beef.
  • Stir-fry carrots in remaining oil 2 minutes. Add ginger, garlic and, if desired, pepper flakes; cook and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir broth mixture and add to pan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Stir in beef; heat through. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup beef mixture: 334 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 928mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein.

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  • LPHJKitchen
    Mar 21, 2017

    I loved the ginger flavor! And the hint of citrus! The only thing I changed was adding some more vegetables to the mix - some broccoli, bell peppers, etc. Quick and easy!

  • callmeindica19
    Sep 25, 2013

    Did the orange juice really work out? @Wasoongu

  • wasoongu
    Jun 10, 2012

    The stars aren't showing up for me to rate this recipe, but I give it four stars. I made a batch for my dad and husband and they ate it all -- no leftovers. I added onion, garlic, and broccoli. And crushed red pepper. I also realized at the last minute that I didn't have any oranges, so I added about 1/4 cup orange juice. I did serve with the suggested side dish (zesty sugar snap peas) and they disappeared as well.