Orange Ginger Garlic Beef

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 342
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Thinly sliced beef which has been lightly seared and tossed in a thick orange-based sauce. Orange Ginger Garlic Beef is a quick take-out inspired dish which packs a punch of flavour while using just a few fresh ingredients.  
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For the Beef:

  • 2 pounds top sirloin beef, thinly sliced across the grain about 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice, about two oranges
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons fancy molasses
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, plus more for garnish


  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, over medium-high heat, add two tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • Dust each piece of beef in the corn starch and pan fry for two minutes per side. Do not overcrowd the pan. Keep the beef in a single layer. Once done, remove to a plate and fry the next batch. You might need to add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan after each batch. Set the beef aside when all fried. This will take about 30 minutes from start to finish.
  • In the meantime, whisk together the cornstarch, orange juice, orange zest, molasses, rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger.
  • Do not clean the skillet. Pour the juice mixture into the hot skillet and use a wooden spoon to scrape the stuck on beef bits off the bottom of the pan. This process is referred to de-glazing and is often done using wine, but acidic juice works very well. This will take about one minute.
  • The sauce will begin to thicken. Reduce the heat to medium, add the sesame seeds and add the beef back to the pan. Toss to coat. Allow to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the green onions. Toss and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Serve immediately. Use fresh chopped green onions and more sesame seeds for garnish.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 11.3mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2.6mg