Beef and Orange Stir-Fry

Beef and Orange Stir-Fry

Serves 4

3 oranges
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 pounds trimmed boneless sirloin or rib eye, cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil
6 scallions, green parts only, cut into 1-inch lengths

1. Into a small bowl, finely grate zest and squeeze juice from 1 orange. Add garlic and soy sauce.

2. With a sharp paring knife, peel remaining 2 oranges. Slice oranges crosswise 1/2 inch thick, then halve slices; push out, and discard any seeds. Set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, toss meat with cornstarch until coated. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat. Working in batches (adding more oil if needed), brown beef on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes; transfer to a plate.

4. Pour juice mixture into skillet, and boil until syrupy, about 1 minute. Return beef to skillet; add orange slices and scallions. Toss until coated and heated through. Serve hot.

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