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Orange Beef Recipe

Orange Beef - crispy beef in crazy delicious orange sauce. This homemade orange beef recipes is healthier and so much better than Chinese takeouts.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Orange Beef
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 295 kcal



  • 10 oz beef sirloin or flank steak, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • White sesame for garnishing
  • Chopped scallion for garnishing

Frying Batter:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup water, ice cold
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil

Orange Sauce:


  1. Heat up a pot of oil to 375F.

  2. Combine all the ingredients in the Frying Batter together, stir well so there is no lump. Transfer the beef into the frying batter, coat well. Mix all the ingredients in Orange Sauce together, set aside.

  3. Deep fry the beef in a batches. Once they turn light brown, remove from the oil with a strainer and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Deep fry the beef twice by dipping the fried beef into the batter again and deep-fry until they turn golden brown.

  4. Heat up a skillet with the oil and stir-fry the garlic until aromatic. Add the Orange Sauce and cooks until it thickens. Transfer the beef into the skillet, stir to combine well. Dish out, garnish with sesame and scallions and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Double on the Orange Sauce if you like it saucy. Also, add 1 teaspoon grated orange zest and 1 tablespoon garlic chili sauce to jazz up the taste, if you like.

Nutrition Facts
Orange Beef Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 409mg18%
Potassium 478mg14%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 14.4mg17%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.