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This crispy orange beef recipe is so delicious that you’ll throw out your take-out menu and make this all the time instead! The orange beef is so flavorful that everyone will beg for seconds.
We love our take-out favorites but I like to make resturant recipes at home more often because I can easily control the ingredients. Right now, this crispy orange beef recipe is one of our absolute favorite copycat restaurant recipes!
One thing we always try to do is make sure our meals have plenty of vegetables even if we are making a copycat restaurant recipes. I am totally in love with Green Giant Riced Veggies because they allow us to eat more vegetables and still enjoy some of our favorite recipes. I pair the Green Giant Riced broccoli with this orange beef.
Green Giant riced veggies are the perfect substitute for white rice and have 85% fewer calories than the leading brand of white rice. The riced veggies come without any sauces or seasonings so you can pair them with all of your favorite recipes.
One of the key parts of making this crispy orange beef recipe is to freeze the beef for a short period of time before you cook it.
Why should you freeze the beef before frying it? The freezer will dry out the surface moisture on the beef and help to get it crispier when cooking.
While you are cooking the beef, it is so easy to get the Green Giant riced veggies ready. They microwave in the package and go from freezer to table in just 6 minutes.
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If you love this crispy orange beef recipe, be sure to try these other great copycat restaurant recipes that would be perfect with Green Giant Riced Veggies:
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A delicious and easy crispy orange beef recipe that is great on its own or paired with the perfect side dish.
- 1 1/2 lbs stir fry beef
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch divided
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 cups peanut or canola oil
- 1 orange
- 3 Tbsp molasses
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp grated ginger
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
Combine beef strips and 1 Tbsp soy sauce in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Combine cornstarch with salt and pepper and then coat beef strips evenly.
Place wire race inside of baking sheet. Put coated beef strips on the wire rack and place in freezer for 30 minutes.
While beef is in the freezer, combine zest from orange, 1/2 cup orange juice, 2 Tbsp soy sauce, molasses, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and crush red pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
Heat oil in heavy bottom pot over medium high heat. Once hot (approximately 375 degrees), add 1/3 of beef strips. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove and place on paper towels. Working in batches, repeat with remaining beef strips.
Add sauce to large skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve over cooked beef.