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Tangerine Beef

If you're missing take-out from your favorite Asian Restaurant, try my Tangerine Beef. You'll love the deliciousness of this Asian inspired dish and how easy it is to make!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
marinate2 hours
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 485kcal


  • 16 ounces flank steak
  • ½ cup corn starch (for dredging beef before frying)
  • cup vegetable oil for frying beef


  • ¼ cup soy sauce low sodium
  • ¼ cup rice wine
  • ¼ cup tangerine juice
  • 2 tablespoons tangerine zest grated
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Tangerine Beef

  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 3 tablespoons tangerine juice
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon tangerine juice
  • 2 scallions sliced for garnish
  • tangerine segments for garnish
  • finely chopped cilantro for garnish


  • Trim any excess fat or membrane from beef
  • Thinly slice meat across the grain into ¼-inch-thick slices.
  • Place beef in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish.


  • Combine soy sauce, rice wine, tangerine juice, ½ of the tangerine zest, sesame oil, cornstarch, garlic and crushed red pepper in a small bowl and whisk to mix.
  • Pour marinade over beef in bag; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours (or longer)


  • Remove beef from marinade, discarding the marinade.
  • Dredge the pieces of meat individually in of cornstarch until lightly coated,
  • Heat oil in a clean wok or saute pan over high heat.
  • Just before the oil starts to smoke, spread the flank steak pieces evenly in the wok, and let sear for 1 minute.
  • Flip the steak over and let the other side sear for another 30 seconds, then transfer to a sheet pan, tilting it slightly to let the oil drain. The beef should have a crusty coating.
  • Drain most of the oil from the pan. leaving about 1 tablespoon in the pan.
  • Heat over medium-high.
  • Add ginger and garlic to pan stir frying for about 15 seconds.
  • Add the soy sauce, tangerine juice, water and brown sugar. Bring the sauce to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  • Let the sauce simmer for 1 minute, then slowly stir in the cornstarch slurry mixture–until the sauce coats the back of a spoon. Add the beef and tangerine segments
  • Toss everything for another 30 seconds until all of the beef is well-coated.
  • There should be almost no liquid, as the sauce should be clinging to the beef.
  • If the sauce is too thick, add a little bit of hot water to thin it out.
  • Serve over Jasmine Rice or your favorite Asian Noodles
  • Garnish with scallions and cilantro.


**There should be almost no liquid, as the sauce should be clinging to the beef. If you have too much sauce, increase the heat slightly and continue cooking until thickened. If the sauce is too thick, add a little bit of hot water to thin it out.


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1637mg | Potassium: 519mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2.7mg