This Spicy Orange Beef & Broccoli with Brown Rice is a Satisfying Weeknight Meal

Skip the takeout and whip up this spicy, fresh recipe at home.

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Beef & broccoli is a classic takeout dish, but you can make this fast and fresh version at home faster than you can have it delivered. Sautéed grass-fed sirloin and broccoli and tossed in a savory sauce that incorporates a mixture of honey, ginger, garlic, orange, and apple juice, this dish is served on a bed of brown rice, making this meal is the perfect combination of good-for-you ingredients.



  • 2 oranges
  • 1 Tbs. soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 Tbs. organic apple juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 3 tsp. sunflower oil
  • ½ lb. grass-fed beef sirloin, trimmed of all visible fat and sliced into 1-inch long, thin slices
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, minced (about 1 Tbs.)
  • 1 Tbs. dried red pepper flakes (1 tsp. for mild spice)
  • 2 heads broccoli, chopped (about 6 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 bunch chopped scallions with greens (about ½ cup)
  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked


  1. Cut 1/8-inch-wide strips of rind from one orange, set aside. Squeeze juice from both oranges into small mixing bowl (about ½ cup of juice). Whisk soy sauce, 1 Tbs. water, apple juice, honey, and cornstarch into juice. Set sauce aside.
  2. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tsp. of oil. Add beef, and sauté 1 minute. Set beef aside on paper-towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  3. Add remaining oil to the skillet. Add garlic, ginger, pepper flakes, and strips of orange rind, and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add broccoli and 1/3 cup water. Cover and steam, about 2 minutes. Add red pepper, and sauté 1 minute more. Gradually whisk in orange sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes. Add scallions and beef, and stir to combine. Serve over brown rice.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 320
  • Carbohydrate Content 46 g
  • Cholesterol Content 30 mg
  • Fat Content 8 g
  • Fiber Content 7 g
  • Protein Content 20 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1.5 g
  • Sodium Content 320 mg
  • Sugar Content 11 g