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Spicy Orange Beef Stir Fry

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Whats for dinner? BEEF! With an Asian flare!  Who doesn’t love a sticky, saucy stir fry with veggies and rice?  Here’s my version of orange beef stir fry blending multiple recipes and adding my own touch.  Here’s what you’re going to need.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound sirloin or flank steak
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup fresh green bell pepper
  • 3-4 green onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2-3 Thai red peppers or 1/2 red pepper flakes
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasame oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • Seasame seeds

Start by slicing your beef against the grain in thin 1/2″ strips.  Diagonally cut your green onions and bell pepper into strips.  Cut your broccoli into florets and mince your garlic.  You should have something that looks like this.

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Combine your beef and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix to coat.  Beat two eggs in a separate bowl and set aside. Place one tablespoon of olive oil into a hot pan and sauté the red peppers or pepper flakes, garlic for 2-3 minutes and fragrant, add the orange juice, brown sugar, soy sauce and water mix well and bring to a slight boil for 2-3 minutes, set aside and keep warm.

Dredge steak in cornstarch and flour mixture and dip into the beaten eggs.  Let excess drip off and place into a heated pan with butter and olive oil over medium heat.  Work in batches to crisp and brown.  Remove from heat and keep warm.

In the same pan add 1 teaspoon seasame oil and 2 tablespoons olive oil  and sauté the broccoli and green peppers until slightly tender (not mushy) add green onions and sauté for another 2 minutes.  (Note: I add a couple tablespoons of water to help the sauté process)

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Place beef back in the pan with the veggies and add the orange sauce and bring to a boil.  If you want a thicker sauce, combine 2 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with water and add to the sauce and continue to cook until thick.  Serve over rice and top with sesame seeds.

Spicy Orange Beef Stir Fry

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 30mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:
* 1 pound sirloin or flank steak
* 1 cup orange juice
* 1 cup fresh broccoli
* 1 cup fresh green bell pepper
* 3-4 green onions
* 2 cloves of garlic
* 2-3 Thai red peppers or 1/2 red pepper flakes
* 2 eggs beaten
* 1/2 cup of water
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch
* 1 tablespoon flour
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 teaspoon seasame oil
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 4 tablespoons soy sauce
* 2 teaspoons brown sugar
* Seasame seeds

Start by slicing your beef against the grain in thin 1/2″ strips.  Diagonally cut your green onions and bell pepper into strips.  Cut your broccoli into florets and mince your garlic.  You should have something that looks like this.

Combine your beef and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix to coat.  Beat two eggs in a separate bowl and set aside. Place one tablespoon of olive oil into a hot pan and sauté the red peppers or pepper flakes, garlic for 1 minute, add the orange juice, brown sugar, soy sauce and water mix well and bring to a slight boil for 2-3 minutes, set aside and keep warm.
Dredge steak in cornstarch and flour mixture and dip into the beaten eggs.  Let excess drip off and place into a heated pan with butter and olive oil over medium heat.  Work in batches to crisp and brown.  Remove from heat and keep warm.
In the same pan add 1 teaspoon seasame oil and 2 tablespoons olive oil  and cover/sauté the broccoli and green peppers until slightly tender (not mushy) add green onions and sauté for another 2 minutes.  (Note: I add a couple tablespoons of water to help the sauté process) Place beef back in the pan with the veggies and add the orange sauce and bring to a boil.  If you want a thicker sauce, combine 2 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with water and add to the sauce and continue to cook until thick.  Serve over rice and top with sesame seeds.

Enjoy!

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Homer Laughlin 1950’s Golden Wheat 22k Rim Dinner Set

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Homer Laughlin Golden Wheat Dinner Set

This collection is very special to me.  A good majority of the pieces were acquired from my mother.  Which was passed down to her by my grandmother.  I have a complete set for atleast 12 which consists of cups, saucers, soup, salad, dessert and dinner plates.  I was able to locate the two gravy bowls and additional cups here at Savers in Summerlin.

The Homer Laughlin company produced these plates between 1949 and 1966 and were included in Duz detergent.  You received one piece of the set in each box.  (Which raises the question, how did you know what was in the box and how long did it take you to collect a full set?)

To my knowledge there is a large serving platter that goes along with this set and also a sugar bowl.  I will have to be on the lookout to find these final pieces.  This is a wonderful set to use for the holidays for nostalgia and to bring family a little closer to home.