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Crispy Orange Beef Recipe

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Added: Monday, August 4, 2008



1 ½ pounds flank steak, cut into 1 inch strips
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup cornstarch
Vegetable oil for frying
1 package thin rice noodles
Frisee lettuce, to serve

For sauce:
1 tb canola oil
1 tsp minced garlic
½ cup orange marmalade
1 cup low-sodium beef broth
1 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
10 small dried chiles (use less if don’t want hot but the recipe does need a few for flavor)
2 tsp cornstarch


Season flank steak strips with salt and pepper, then toss with cornstarch. Shake off excess.

Fill a large frying pan with enough oil to over the bottom by ¼ inch. Heat the oil to 365 F. First add noodles to oil and let cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Take out the noodles and dry on paper towels and then, working in batches, fry the steak. Do not crowd pan and drain cooked steak on paper towels. Set aside

For the sauce:
Heat the oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat and cook the garlic unitl fragrant, do not let the garlic brown. Add orange marmalade, ½ cup beef broth, soy sauce, and chiles. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, stir cornstarch into remaining ½ cup beef broth/ Stir cornstarch mixture into simmering sauce. Return to a simmer to 3 to 4 minutes until sauce thickens.

Make a bed of the frisee lettuce on a platter. Put the crispy noodles on top and then the beef. Pour sauce over beef and serve. Can use over salad instead.




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