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Cantonese Beef

"'This dish is always a big hit,' notes Michelle Harvey from her home in Noblesville, Indiana. 'I often cook it in the oven instead of on the stovetop,' she explains, 'so it's easy to walk away and get other things done while it's cooking."
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1 h 50 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Drain oranges, reserving juice; set oranges aside. In a Dutch over, brown beef and onion in oil; drain. Stir in the water, soy sauce, ginger and reserved juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until beef is tender.
  2. Add the celery, green pepper and water chestnuts. Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into beef mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in reserved oranges. Serve with rice.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One 3/4-cup serving (calculated without rice) equals 233 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 468 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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This is an absolutely delicious recipe, one of my favorites. I add fresh grated gingerroot, lots of minced garlic, and some oyster sauce. You can use any combo of veggies you like, I have added ...

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This was an OK dish. I kind of agree with another reviewer in that it seems like the author started cooking a beef stew, and then half-way through decided to make it Asian. The beef stew meat s...

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This is an absolutely delicious recipe, one of my favorites. I add fresh grated gingerroot, lots of minced garlic, and some oyster sauce. You can use any combo of veggies you like, I have added ...

This was an OK dish. I kind of agree with another reviewer in that it seems like the author started cooking a beef stew, and then half-way through decided to make it Asian. The beef stew meat s...

Despite sounding like an interesting recipe, this did not appeal to us in the end. It is like someone got an idea midway through preparing some stew, hey, let's toss in some water chestnuts and...

This dish is excellent , the best part of this dish is when you eating it and you taste all the different flavors explode on your taste buds especially the cooked Mandarin pieces...WOW!!

I made this exactly as written and found it to be very bland. Needs some jazzing up.

this was ok, added more vegetables, carrots and broccoli