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Orange Beef with Cashews

Orange Beef with Cashews. Here’s another quick cooking, flavourful meal the whole family will love and ready on only about 20 minutes!

Orange Beef with Cashews

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.

Ingredients for Orange Beef with Cashews

Ingredients for Orange Beef with Cashews

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.

Orange Beef with Cashews close up image in bowl.

Orange Beef with Cashews

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.

How to supreme an orange for Orange Beef with Cashews

How to supreme an orange for Orange Beef with Cashews

 

Orange Beef with Cashews ready to add the orange segments and serve.

Orange Beef with Cashews ready to add the orange segments and serve.

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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If you enjoyed this recipe you should also check out our incredibly popular recipe for The Best Beef and Broccoli!

Beef & Broccoli image with title text for Pinterest

Originally published Feb 2018. Updated March 2020.

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Orange Beef with Cashews
Yield: 4 Servings

Orange Beef with Cashews

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Orange Beef with Cashews - here's another quick cooking, flavourful meal the whole family will love and ready on only about 20 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 lb beef tenderloin, or striploin steak, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup red pepper, diced
  • 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 grated fresh ginger (or 1/2 tsp powdered ginger)
  • 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 cashews, toasted

Instructions

  1. Heat peanut oil in a wok over high heat.
  2. Quickly add the garlic and beef, season with salt and pepper and stir fry for only about a minute.
  3. Add the peppers and stir fry for only about another 30 seconds. Remove the beef and peppers from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the orange juice and zest to the wok and simmer to reduce the orange juice volume by half.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the Hoisin sauce, rice, wine, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, chili paste, soy sauce, ginger and toasted sesame oil.
  6. Stir well and add to the reduced orange juice in the wok.
  7. Simmer for a couple of minutes before returning the beef and peppers to the wok with the sauce.
  8. 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.
  9. Toss in the orange segments orange at the end to let them arm through before serving.
  10. Serve over rice or noodles and sprinkle generously with the toasted cashews.

Notes

  • Toasted sesame oil is usually sold in smaller bottles, has a darker colour than normal vegetable oil, and a much more intense flavour. It's one of those ingredients, where a little goes a long way, so don't overdo it.
  • 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.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

g

Amount Per Serving Calories 741Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 114mgSodium 628mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 4gSugar 32gProtein 37g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Barb Hoyle-Werner

Friday 27th of March 2020

Your recipes are great. While my husband and I are not novice cooks, there is no way that we ever come close to your prep time for any recipe we have tried. There is not a chance we could have prepped the Orange Beef with Cashews in 5 minutes. I was doing the prep work and my husband was cooking and we were well beyond your prep and cooking time.

Lori Fennessy

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

Omg Barry! This is amazing. I made this version for my husband and omitted the beef for myself. I didn’t have any hoisin or rice wine though. So I made a homemade hoisin and used a local Sauvignon Blanc wine. I added mushrooms & broccoli and it was a hit. I can’t wait to share your recipe on my Instagram page. @thediabeticvegan

Sara

Monday 7th of December 2009

Oooooh, this looks really amazing! I definitely need to try this recipe out soon. :)

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