Citrus Beef with Broccoli {Dinner Recipe}

My husband's known to pick up random cuts of beef from the store because he sees them in the clearance bin. He's great at spotting the great deals as soon as we walk into the store and sometimes I have to get a bit creative when it comes to cooking up what he brings home. Especially when it's something that is going to expire tomorrow.

So when he grabbed some chuck steak the other night at Target I decided to get creative with what I made out of it and combined two of my favorite asian flavors, orange chicken and beef with broccoli. I mixed the citrus glaze of the orange chicken with beef and broccoli and was pleasantly surprised with the results.

If you want more of an orange flavor, use orange marmalade in place of the lemon curd. I had lemon curd in the cupboard for some reason so I just used that. I didn't use a lot so it wasn't overly sweet in the dish.

 
Citrus Beef with Broccoli
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 1/4 pounds beef chuck steak
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup lemon curd (or orange marmalade)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed  orange juice
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets, stems sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
Cook the brown rice according to package directions.

 Thinly slice the chuck steak, about 1/4-inch thick, across the grain. Cut the slices into 3-inch long strips.

Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Toss the beef in the cornstarch and shake off excess. Fry the beef in 2 batches in the hot oil, turning once, until crispy and golden, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside on paper towel lined plate. Carefully drain the oil from the wok or skillet.

In a medium bowl add the lemon curd, garlic, vinegar, ginger, soy sauce and orange juice and whisk until well combined. Add to the wok, over high heat, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the broccoli. Cook the broccoli until slightly tender and the sauce is thick, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the beef, then transfer to a serving platter.

Serve immediately with the rice.

Serves 4

3 comment(s) with love:

Emily said... Reply To This Comment

This sounds like a recipe my husband would like.

LOVE MELISSA:) said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious!

Carole said... Reply To This Comment

I was wondering if you would like to put up a link to this nice beef recipe in my Food on Friday Series. This week the ingredient is beef.