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Stir-Fried Orange Beef with Scallions

4 Servings

25 minutes

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This stir-fried spin on Chinese orange beef, a perennial favorite that typically calls for deep-frying the meat, uses orange marmalade to add layers of sweetness, bitterness and citrusy brightness. Five-spice powder adds to the complexity with its warm spiciness. Finish the stir-fry with scallions or use basil to accentuate the anise notes of the five-spice. This is great with steamed white or brown rice.



25 minutes


  • pounds beef flat-iron steak OR boneless beef short ribs, trimmed and sliced ¼ inch thick against the grain

  • teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder

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Kitty L.
February 13, 2024
Excellent Orange beef stir fry!
I made this for the first time yesterday, and will definitely make it again! I used pork tenderloin because I had it available and it worked beautifully. This dish was easy and took very little time. We did wish that there were a bit of sauce for the rice. I plan to use more marmalade and soy sauce next time, along with fresh grated ginger and garlic.
Kellie L.
July 17, 2023
So good
Wow, this is really good! Wife made it, said it took 90 minutes total including cooking rice and prep work. You could easily cut the time down if you prep the day before. Fantastic flavor
Leslie L.
June 30, 2023
Great taste
I prefer a more tender cut of meat than short ribs so I will try steak next time.
Angie P.
January 15, 2024
Family Favorite
Love it and make it at least once a month. Use a flat iron steak and serve over rice with a green vegetable.