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Asian Orange Beef {GLUTEN FREE | DAIRY FREE}

Asian Orange Beef {GLUTEN FREE | DAIRY FREE}

I grew up on asian orange beef from our local Chinese drive thru and PF Changs. I don’t know about you, but I often find myself CRAVING Chinese takeout. Sweet, sour, and spicy, but often made with pretty crappy ingredients such as MSG, preservatives, soy, and cheap inflammatory oils. Even many ingredients for Chinese food involve harmful artificial dyes (red dye 40). I’ll give you a pro tip: if you want that perfect crisp on your meat, dip in arrowroot starch and pan sear it with the seasoning at high heat in a wok. I thought, hey why not just make it myself? Many of you will already have all of these ingredients on hand. This asian orange beef is super simple and will leave your Chinese takeout cravings oh so satisfied. If you have been following me for a while, you know that meat quality, especially beef is so important. for all my local Austin peeps, Bar 3 Ranch has our favorite grass fed and finished beef. This would pair nicely with our Thai quinoa salad.

 

Asian Orange Beef

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Steak, flank or sirloin cut into thin strips
  • 1 T Coconut Aminos
  • 1/4 c Coconut Aminos
  • 2 T Tapioca Flour divided
  • 3/4 c Chicken Broth low sodium
  • 1/2 c Orange Juice organic, pulp free
  • 2 tsp Orange Zest
  • 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 2 T Rice Vinegar
  • 2 T Raw Honey
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili Pepper Flakes
  • 2 T Avocado Oil divided
  • 1 bunch Green Onions finely chopped

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine steak strips and 1 T of liquid aminos and 1 T of tapioca flour. Using hands, mix together well. Cover bowl and place in the refrigerator to marinate for ~20 minutes.
  • While the steak is marinating, in a medium bowl combine remaining ¼ c liquid aminos and 1 T tapioca flour along with chicken broth, orange juice, orange zest, toasted sesame seed oil, rice vinegar, raw honey, garlic, ginger, and red chili pepper flakes. Whisk together well and set sauce aside.
  • 3. In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 T of avocado oil over medium-high heat on stove top. Sautee green onions until tender. Add half of the marinated beef to the pan in one single layer. Allow the bottom of the steak strips to become golden brown (about 30 seconds) and then flip slices until the second side is golden brown. Remove strips to a plate. Add second half of the marinated beef to the pan, cook on both sides, and set aside.
  • Add the sauce mixture to the pan and cook until thickened and reduced, (about 5-7 minutes). Add cooked beef and green onions back to the pan and mix together.
  • Serve over cooked rice or quinoa and pair with steamed broccoli or your favorite vegetable. Enjoy!

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Farrah Oxley
farrah@nuvitruwellness.com

Farrah is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian by the State of Texas. She graduated from University of Texas with her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a Group Fitness Instructor at Trufusion in Austin, TX. Schedule a call with her to take your nutrition to the next level - https://nuvitruwellness.com/austinnutritionist-farrahoxley/



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