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
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.