Tangerine Stir-Fried Beef With Onions and Snow Peas

Recipe by Scoutie
READY IN: 30mins


  • 4
    tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1
    tablespoon light brown sugar, plus 1 additional teaspoon
  • 12
    ounces flank steaks, cut into 2-inch wide strips with grain, then sliced across grain into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • 34
    cup tangerine juice plus 1 teaspoon grated zest from 3 to 4 tangerine
  • 1
    teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1
    teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3
    medium garlic cloves, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1
    tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1
    tablespoon black bean sauce
  • 14 - 12
  • 2
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1
    large onion, halved and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 10
    ounces snow peas, ends trimmed and strings removed (about 4 cups)
  • 2
    tablespoons water


  • Combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 1 teaspoon sugar in medium bowl. Add beef, toss well, and marinate for at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour, stirring once.
  • Sauce: Meanwhile, whisk remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce, remaining tablespoon sugar, tangerine juice, sesame oil, and cornstarch in medium bowl.
  • Zest-Garlic Mixture: Combine tangerine zest, garlic, ginger, black bean sauce, pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in small bowl.
  • Drain beef and discard liquid. Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet or wok over high heat until just smoking. Add half of beef in single layer, breaking up clumps. Cook,without stirring, for 1 minute, then stir and cook until browned,1 to 2 minutes.
  • Transfer beef to clean bowl. Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in skillet and repeat with remaining beef. Rinse skillet and dry with paper towels.
  • Add remaining tablespoon vegetable oil to now-empty skillet and heat until just smoking.
  • Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add snow peas and continue to cook until spotty brown, about 2 minutes longer. Add water and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 1 minute.
  • Push vegetables to sides of skillet; add zest-garlic mixture to clearing and cook, mashing with spatula, until fragrant, 15 to 20 seconds. Combine zest-garlic mixture with vegetables.
  • Return beef and any juices to skillet and stir to combine. Whisk sauce to recombine, then add to skillet; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 30 seconds. Serve.