Zesty Orange Beef

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours


5 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
I put this recipe together in the morning before I leave for work. In the evening, the amazing aroma greets me when I open the door. All I have to do is quickly cook some rice, and dinner is served. —Deborah Puette, Lilburn, Georgia
Zesty Orange Beef Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 chiles
  • 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 zest
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Place beef in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Add the mushrooms, onion and chiles. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, orange juice, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, ginger, oil and garlic. Pour over meat.
  2. 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 zest. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup (calculated without rice): 310 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 554mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.