This healthy orange beef and broccoli stir-fry is amazing because you can make your favorite Chinese food at home, AND know that it’s so much healthier than that take-out you’re tempted to order! You only need 9 real ingredients to make this healthy dish, and nothing is deep fat fried. It’s so simple, you’ll want to make it every week.
This recipe is great as a traditional stir fry dish with some rice, but you can also easily make it into a salad! Just add some extra veggies like bell peppers, lettuce, and carrots, and you have a healthy, sweet, AND savory salad to bring to work.
Healthy Orange Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
A lightly fried sweet and savory beef dish.
- 3 ounce flank steak
- 1/4 orange
- 1/4 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/4 head of broccoli
- 1/8 yellow onion
- 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil
Cut: steak into 2-inch thin slices.
Prep: pat beef dry with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper.
Chop: broccoli and onion into bite-sized pieces.
Make sauce: zest orange until you have 1 tablespoon zest. Squeeze orange juice into a bowl. Mix orange juice, zest, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Set aside for later.
Heat pan: add 1 tablespoon avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Cook steak: add steak to pan and sear for about 1-2 minutes per side or until browned. Set aside on plate.
Cook vegetables: add 1 tablespoon avocado oil, broccoli, and onion to the same pan and cook 5-6 minutes until onions are translucent and broccoli is cooked. Add a few tablespoons of water at a time if needed to prevent vegetables from getting black before they’re cooked tenderly enough to your preference.
Add: sauce and beef back to pan with vegetables and stir to coat. Cook for 1-2 more minutes then serve