Made a stir fry tonight. Actually, I started this dinner last night. I marinated the beef overnight in the fridge. You don’t have to marinate it for that long, but it definitely infuses the flavors of the marinade more. I recommend it for sure.
This is based off a weightwatchers.com recipe. It’s 5 PointsPlus per serving. The “orange sauce” was really not much of a sauce. Next time, I will use more liquid. The orange flavor was very subtle, but I liked that. It wasn’t overpowering at all.
Marinate the meat for anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours…
- Thinly slice a pound of sirloin beef. (Cut the beef as soon as you take it out of the fridge…the colder, the easier it is to slice.)
- Place the beef in a large plastic resealable bag.
- Chop 4 cloves of garlic and a 2 inch piece of garlic.
- Thinly slice 2 scallions.
- Add 2 tablespoons soy sauce and the garlic, ginger, and scallions to the bag.
- Seal the bag and massage the beef with your hands to fully incorporate all of the ingredients.
- Refrigerate until you want to cook the meal (again, anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours).
When you are ready to cook, prep everything first. (Stir-fries are ready super fast, so you need everything chopped and ready to go before you start!)
- Take the beef out of the fridge.
- Make some rice. (I used my rice cooker. If you don’t have one, just cook store-bought rice according to the package directions.)
- Slice 1 onion and cut up several small heads of broccoli.
- Zest an orange into a cup.
- Add the juice of the orange.
- Heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat.
- When the oil is hot, add the beef.
- Stir-fry until the beef is browned, about 3-4 minutes.
- Transfer the beef to a place using a slotted spoon.
- Add the onion and broccoli.
- Cook until the onions are brown and the broccoli is bright green.
- Add some tamari. (Use soy sauce if you don’t have tamari in the house.)
- Add 1 teaspoon cornstarch to the orange juice and zest.
- Stir until the cornstarch is dissolved.
- Add the orange mixture to the skillet.
- Add the beed back to the skillet.
- Stir to combine all the ingredients and heat the beef back up.
Serve the beef over the rice. (I drizzled a little soy sauce onto my rice before adding the beef and broccoli. I recommend it because there was not much sauce.) Enjoy!