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.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Beef, Broccoli, Stir Fry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 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


  1. Cut: steak into 2-inch thin slices.
  2. Prep: pat beef dry with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Chop: broccoli and onion into bite-sized pieces.
  4. 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.
  5. Heat pan: add 1 tablespoon avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Cook steak: add steak to pan and sear for about 1-2 minutes per side or until browned. Set aside on plate.
  7. 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.
  8. Add: sauce and beef back to pan with vegetables and stir to coat. Cook for 1-2 more minutes then serve
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