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Orange Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

I found this recipe in The Jamestown Sun. We all love it! We'll sometimes substitute venison for beef. Either way, it's a family favorite!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • 2/3 cup picante sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 green onions with tops, cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
  • Sliced almonds, optional
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • Toss meat with soy sauce, ginger and orange zest; set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet on high. Stir-fry mixture just until meat is no longer pink; remove. Add broccoli, pepper, picante sauce and sugar to skillet. Cover; reduce heat to simmer. Cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Combine cornstarch and orange juice until smooth; add to skillet along with meat and onions. Cook and stir 1 minute or until sauce is thickened. Sprinkle with almonds if desired. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 230 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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