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Orange Beef with Noodles

Total Time
20 min
Prep
9 min
Cook
11 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
We use flank steak, but you can also use boneless top round steak.
Ingredients

packaged rice noodles

4 oz

fresh orange juice

cup(s)

low sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp

sugar

2 Tbsp

dark sesame oil

1 tsp

cornstarch

1 tsp

chili sauce

½ tsp, (chili paste)

uncooked lean flank steak

½ pound(s), trimmed of all visible fat and sliced thin across the grain

uncooked scallion(s)

6 medium, cut into 2-inch slices

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

ginger root

2 tsp, minced, peeled, fresh

Instructions

  1. Prepare the noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Combine the orange juice, soy sauce, sugar, oil, cornstarch, and chili paste in a bowl until blended and smooth; set aside.
  3. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over high heat. Add the steak and cook in batches, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the scallions, garlic, and ginger. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir in the orange juice mixture and cook until the sauce boils and thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Stir in the noodles; heat through. Serve at once.
Notes
When browning meat, make sure it is cooked over high heat in a single layer. If your pan is not big enough to accommodate all the meat at one time, cook it in batches, otherwise the meat will steam instead of brown.

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