Orange Beef and Pepper Stir-Fry

Steak lovers can savor this dish, since lean beef, in moderate portions, is still heart-healthy. Brightly colored peppers supply plenty of antioxidants, and quick-cooking brown rice means dinner's ready in no time (and everyone gets whole-grain benefits).
Orange Beef and Pepper Stir-Fry
Orange Beef and Pepper Stir-Fry

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    navel orange

  • 1/4

    cup(s) dry sherry

  • 2

    tablespoon(s) soy sauce

  • 1

    tablespoon(s) cornstarch

  • 1

    pound(s) beef eye round steaks, trimmed of fat and thinly sliced

  • 3

    teaspoon(s) canola oil

  • 2

    red and/or orange peppers, thinly sliced

  • 1

    package(s) (8.8-ounce) precooked whole-grain brown rice

Directions

1.From orange, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 1/3 cup juice. In large bowl, combine orange peel and juice with sherry, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Add beef and toss to coat; set aside. 2.In 12-inch skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil on medium-high until hot. Add peppers and 2 tablespoons water, and cook 5 minutes or until peppers are tender, stirring frequently. Transfer to medium bowl. 3.In same skillet, heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil on high. With slotted spoon, transfer half of beef to skillet, reserving orange-juice mixture. Cook beef 1 minute, stirring frequently. Transfer beef to bowl with peppers. Repeat with remaining beef. 4.Add 1/4 cup water, then reserved orange-juice mixture, to skillet; heat to boiling. Boil 1 minute. Meanwhile, prepare rice as label directs. 5.To serve, toss beef and peppers with orange sauce. Serve beef and pepper stir-fry over rice.

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