Sunday, September 2, 2012

Orange Beef Stir Fry

Orange Beef Stir Fry, it’s one of my favorite ways to combine beef and vegetables. The secret to really tender beef is to marinate it in Dr.Pepper. This recipe needs at least 30 minutes for marinating before cooking. An hour would be even better.

orange beef

1 1/2 pounds beef top sirloin, thinly sliced
1 can of Dr. Pepper
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup tablespoons orange juice
2 Tablespoons orange marmalade
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 cup rice
2 cups water
3 Tablespoons oil for stir frying
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons orange zest
3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger or
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup of sliced red onions
2 carrots, sliced green onions for garnish

Slice beef into strips. Place in a bowl and pour Dr. Pepper over it. Cover and let marinate at least 30 minutes. Remove the sirloin strips and dry between paper towels. In a small bowl, mix together the rice wine vinegar, orange juice, orange marmalade, and soy sauce. Set aside.

Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan for the rice. Add rice, turn to low and cover. Cook for 18-20  minutes (taste to see if rice is tender), remove from heat and uncover.

Heat oil in a wok or pan over medium-high heat. Toss beef in cornstarch to coat, then fry in the hot oil in small batches until crispy and golden brown; set aside. Drain all of the oil from the wok except about 1 tablespoon. Add broccoli, carrots, onions, orange zest, ginger and garlic to the remaining oil, and cook COVERED, for about 5 minutes. Add the soy sauce mixture to the wok, bring to a boil, and cook until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes. Add beef, stirring to coat.

Serve immediately over steamed rice, and garnish with green onions.


  1. Oh, totally trying this one! Just has orange beef for the first time while on vacation and thought I'd like to try making it. I may have to go get some Dr. Pepper today!

    1. I love this dish, it's easy to make and really good. Hope you try it!

  2. Your recipe sounds WONDERFUL! I think I will try it for tomorrow...I need to make a trip to the store to get some of the ingredients. Have you ever tried it with chicken?

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Yes Earlene, you can use pork or chicken, even shrimp in place of the beef and it's just as good!

  3. Ooh, yummy all.. but the carrot part. I'm allergic to them.

    I'll have to try this some day, done the soda trick with ham, which draws out the salt and adds a flavor that nice. This also sounds like slow cook pork in wine sauce (minus the wine but add vinegar & soda or mirin) which is soo yummy in the cooler months.

    Thanks for this recipe.

    warm hugs
    Cotton Peony

    1. Coke or Dr. Pepper has the ability to tenderize meat really well. My Aunt always make the Coca-Cola glaze on ham, delish!

  4. Excellent! I love the tip of marinating in Dr. Pepper.

    1. Hope you try it and like the recipe, it's easy enough to make even on a busy day. I love stir fry anything!

  5. This looks so good! Hope to try it soon :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  6. This is really great! I really love eating stir fry especially when the ingredients are very nutritious and delicious. I will try to cook this soon. Thanks for sharing!

    Beef Stir Fry


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