Orange Beef with Cashews. Here’s another quick cooking, flavourful meal the whole family will love and ready on only about 20 minutes!
Quick cooking Orange Beef is another of our family’s favourite quick stir fry recipes. I like to spice this one up with extra chilli paste but truthfully, if you don’t like spicy food, this recipe is just as good without the heat.
I’ve made this recipe many, many times and can now have it on the dinner table in 20 minutes. It’s especially quick if you’ve got a helping hand in the kitchen to chop the veggies.
You can add whatever vegetables you like to the is recipe. We generally use what’s on hand; green onions, green beens, snow peas, broccoli and especially water chestnuts all have made appearances in this dish from time to time.
I like to supreme the oranges before adding them to the orange beef. This means removing the skin and white membrane with a knife, then cutting out the orange segments, individually, leaving the surrounding tougher membranes behind.
For larger oranges, I then cut each segment in half before adding at the end.
Be sure to toast your cashews if you are buying them un-roasted to bring out their natural sweet nutty flavour and crunchy texture. The flavour combo of beef, orange and toasted cashews is just fantastic!
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- 3 tbsp peanut oil
- 1 lb thinly sliced beef tenderloin or striploin steak
- salt and pepper to season
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 cup diced red pepper
- 1 cup orange juice
- zest of half an orange finely minced
- 4 tbsp Hoisin sauce
- 4 tbsp rice wine or Chinese cooking wine
- 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar in a pinch
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp chilli paste (or 1/2 tsp chilli flakes) optional or to taste
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 rounded tsp corn starch (dissolved in a little orange juice or water.
- 2 oranges peeled & sectioned (supreme: see notes)
- 3/4 cup toasted cashews
Heat peanut oil in a wok over high heat.
Quickly add the garlic and beef, season with salt and pepper and stir fry for only about a minute.
Add the peppers and stir fry for only about another 30seconds. Remove the beef and peppers from the pan and set aside.
Add the orange juice and zest to the wok and simmer to reduce the orange juice volume by half.
In a small bowl, mix together the Hoisin sauce, rice, wine, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, chili paste, soy sauce and toasted sesame oil.
Stir well and add to the reduced orange juice in the wok.
Simmer for a couple of minutes before returning the beef and peppers to the wok with the sauce.
Bring to a boil and thicken with a slurry of 1 rounded tsp corn starch dissolved in an ounce of orange juice or cold water.
Toss in the orange segments orange at the end to let them arm through before serving.
Serve over rice or noodles and sprinkle generously with the toasted cashews.
I like to supreme the oranges before adding them. This means removing the peel with a knife, then cutting out the orange segments, individually, leaving the surrounding tougher membranes behind. For larger oranges, I then cut each segment in half before adding at the end.
You can add whatever vegetables you like to the is recipe. We generally use what's on hand; green onions, green beens, snow peas, broccoli and especially water chestnuts all have made appearances in this dish from time to time.