Better-Than-Takeout Orange Beef Recipe

Skip the take-out and try creating this beef recipe at home. Just prepare your flank steak and mix in your tangy sauce for a stronger and savory orange beef meal that is best partnered with rice!

Better-Than-Takeout Orange Beef Recipe

Better-Than-Takeout Orange Beef

This tender and juicy orange beef is a savory orange-flavored dish with just the right amount of tanginess coming from the luscious homemade sauce.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 45 mins


For Beef:

  • 1 lb flank steak, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ oz spring onions, (up to 1 oz), cut into 1-inch long pieces, green and white parts divided
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

For Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 ginger, (2 inch piece), peeled, minced
  • 2 finger chile peppers, of your choice, seeded, minced
  • orange, (from 1 orange)
  • orange zest, (from 1 orange)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce

To Serve:

  • 1 cup rice, steamed, per serving
  • ¼ tsp spring onions, chopped, per serving


  1. Make the sauce first. Heat up oil in a saucepot over medium heat then add the ginger, garlic, and chile peppers. Saute until translucent.

  2. Add the rest of your sauce ingredients and stir to combine. Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Continue simmering for roughly 10 minutes, until the sauce reduces by half. Set aside.

  3. Prepare the batter for the meat first. Combine egg white and cornstarch in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then beat until evenly incorporated.

  4. Add the beef and coat in the batter. Set aside.

  5. Heat up oil in a wide skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coated beef, and saute for no more than 5 minutes, until they turn golden and crisp. Drain off excess fat.

  6. Once the beef turns crisp and golden, reduce heat to medium-low. Add the white parts of the spring onions. Saute briefly.

  7. Pour the sauce into the beef and green parts of the spring onions. Stir to combine. Simmer briefly for 3 to 5 minutes.

  8. Transfer your beef to a serving container and sprinkle chopped spring onions as garnish. Serve with rice, and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 11g
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  • Calcium: 50mg
  • Calories: 350kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Cholesterol: 54mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 437mg
  • Protein: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 995mg
  • Vitamin A: 44IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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