Crispy Orange Beef


A delicious orange beef recipe that is crispy and sweet yet mildly spiced. This beef stir-fry recipe is great served with steamed rice and broccoli.

close up view of Crispy Orange Beef with broccoli, in a blue and white bowl
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds beef top sirloin, thinly sliced

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup long grain rice

  • cup white sugar

  • cup rice wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups oil for frying

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

  • 8 broccoli florets, lightly steamed or blanched


  1. Lay beef in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Allow to dry in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, bring water and rice to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

  3. Mix together sugar, rice vinegar, orange juice concentrate, soy sauce, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

  4. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Toss dried beef in cornstarch to coat. Fry coated beef in hot oil in small batches until crispy and golden brown; set aside. Drain oil from the wok, leaving about 1 tablespoon.

  5. Add ginger, garlic, and orange zest to remaining oil in wok. Cook and stir briefly until fragrant. Pour in soy sauce mixture; bring to a boil and cook until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes. Stir in fried beef and cook until heated through. Serve hot over steamed rice and garnish with broccoli.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

507 Calories
19g Fat
59g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 507
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 651mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 22%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 189mg 947%
Calcium 122mg 9%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 983mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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