Szechuan Crispy Orange Beef

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. *THEORANGE: With vegetable peeler,cut zest from orange into long pieces.
  2. Cut pieces into thin strips.
  3. Dry slightly in microwave oven.
  4. Slice the orange for garnish.
  5. Steak should be frozen, but still pliable for easier slicing, slice in strips across the grain.
  6. Coat the meat completely with cornstarch and set aside.
  7. Combine dried orange peel in a small dish with hot pepper.
  8. Cut onion and combine in another small dish with water chestnuts.
  9. Mince garlic and green onion.
  10. SAUCE: Combine rice wine, sugar, soy sauce, chicken broth, and oyster sauce in a small bowl.
  11. Put a metal strainer over a large saucepan in kitchen sink.
  12. Heat wok for two minutes over highest heat.
  13. Add oil and heat until it is very hot.
  14. Add beef, stir to break it up.
  15. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes, til the outside is crispy.
  16. Transfer to strainer in sink and pour oil and beef into it.
  17. Place empty wok back on high heat, add garlic and green onion.
  18. Add hot pepper and orange peel, Stir briefly.
  19. Add onion and water chestnuts and stir 30 seconds.
  20. Add sauce and stir well to coat.
  21. Let mixture boil until it thickens slightly.
  22. Add hot beef and then sesame oil.
  23. Put on serving plate and garnish plate with orange slices.
  24. Serve with rice.
Most Helpful

This was so tasty! My beef never got crispy, but I think that is my fault, too scared to get the as hot as probably needed to crisp it. Also, my beef was not frozen, since I purchased it already sliced. Used pepper flakes, and the heat was perfect! Loved the orange flavor without using orange juice (usually too sweet for me) and the sauce was nice and thick.

LousyChef June 19, 2015

I didn't have oyster sauce or water chestnuts in my pantry, but this recipe looked awesome , so I went out of my way to go to the store and buy those ingredients. I followed the recipe to the letter as I always do, so I can fairly rate the recipe. I am so happy I put the extra effort in to make this. It was AWESOME, my hubby loved it. Kudos to you for posting this. I will make again, and now I will forever keep oyster sauce and water chestnuts in my panty.

mwils33 September 23, 2011

Loved this. Did not have whole peppers, so used 1 Tbsp. dried flakes. Too much for the kids, but just right for me and the husband. We loved it and will have again. Also, I used 2 oranges, and it was very tasty. A nice hot dish for a cold night.

Chef Coirier January 30, 2011