Orange beef. Imagine deep-fried, crispy, golden brown and battered beef cubes doused in sticky, sweet, savory and tangy orange sauce.
Yes, I am sharing my orange beef recipe today. It’s absolutely delicious and addictive, a dish that is our guilty pleasure at Chinese takeouts and restaurants all across the United States.
Just like the much popular orange chicken, orange beef is well loved by many people. Beef is the preferred meat for many people and this recipe fits the bill.
Because the protein used is beef, the dish is beefy and stronger in flavors. Every bite is bursting with the tender and juicy flavors of the beef sirloin.
Other that sirloin, you can also use flank steak. Always remember to cut your beef against the grain so the meat is tender ant not rubbery.
If you love the orange sauce, double up on it so the orange beef is extremely saucy. I like mine just nicely coated with the sauce so the meat remains crunchy. Enjoy!
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 295 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
Orange Beef - crispy beef in crazy delicious orange sauce. This homemade orange beef recipes is healthier and so much better than Chinese takeouts.
- 10 oz. beef sirloin or flank steak, cut into bite-sized pieces
- Oil for deep-frying
- 1 teaspoon cooking oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- White sesame for garnishing
- Chopped scallion for garnishing
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour sifted
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoon corn starch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup water ice cold
- 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
Heat up a pot of oil to 375°F (190°C).
Combine all the ingredients in the Frying Batter together, stir well, so there is no lump. Transfer the beef into the frying batter, coat well. Mix all the ingredients in Orange Sauce together, set aside.
Deep fry the beef in batches. Once they turn light brown, remove from the oil with a strainer and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Deep fry the beef twice by dipping the fried beef into the batter again and deep-fry until they turn golden brown.
Heat up a skillet with the oil and stir-fry the garlic until aromatic. Add the Orange Sauce and cooks until it thickens. Transfer the beef into the skillet, stir to combine well. Dish out, garnish with sesame and scallions and serve immediately.
Double on the Orange Sauce if you like it saucy. Also, add 1 teaspoon grated orange zest and 1 tablespoon garlic chili sauce to jazz up the taste, if you like.