Sounds like a bit of work, but it goes quickly. This is one of my families favorite, and tastes closest to Chinese restaurant fare. Enjoy..


  • Orange flavored Beef
  • Step by step below:


Cut 2 1/4 pounds boneless lean beef chuck crosswise into 1/4-inch slices and cut the slices across the grain into 2-by 1/4-inch strips. In a large bowl combine 2 Tbs. each soy sauce and medium dry sherry, 1 1/2 Tbs. cornstarch, 1 Tbs. water, 2 tsp. peeled and grated gingerroot, and 1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil;add the beef stirring to coat it with the marinade, and let it marinate, covered and chilled, overnight.
In a saucepan of boiling water blanch 1/4 cup shredded orange rind for 1 minute and drain it in a sieve. Wearing rubber gloves tear into 1/4-inch pieces enough dried hot chili peppers, seeded, to measure 1 Tbs. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup water, 3 Tbs. each of soy sauce and medium dry sherry, 2 tsp. each of Worchestershire sauce, sugar, and cornstarch,1 1/2 tsp.sesame oil, and pepper to taste. Drain the beef in a large sieve set over the soy sauce mixture, return the beef to the large bowl, and add to it 1 Tbs. peanut oil, stirring until meat is well coated with the oil.
Heat a Wok over high heat until it is hot, add 1/2 cup peanut oil, and heat it until it is smoking. Add and stir-fry the beef in two batches, stir- frying each batch for 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until it is no longer pink. Transfer the meat with a slotted spoon to a bowl, pour off the fat remaining in the Wok, and wipe the Wok clean with paper towels. Reheat the Wok over high heat until it is hot, add 1 Tbs. peanut oil, and heat it until it is hot. Add the orange rind and the chili peppers and stir fry the mixture for 5 to 10 seconds, or until it is fragrant. Stir the soy sauce mixture, add it to the Wok, and bring it to a boil, stirring. Add the beef and toss the mixture for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened and the beef is heated through. Transfer to a heated serving dish and serve with rice.

Serves 6

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: My files
Submitted By: Eileen Werth
Orange Flavored Beef