Orange Beef with Broccoli

Posted by: on Feb 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

So, I decided to take a break from blogging.  I didn’t think it would be months in between posting but I just wasn’t feeling it.  Since this is something I do for fun, I decided to just wait until I was inspired again.  I think I will be back to my normal sporadic posting with maybe a few changes.

Anyway, this Orange Beef with Broccoli is really so good and simple to quickly put together.  The sauce is light, but the orange flavor is very pronounced.  I used a top round steak but the cut of beef doesn’t really matter.   I always buy organic beef and this cut is always inexpensive at my grocery store.  The trick to cooking a thin steak is a very hot cast iron pan.  It makes such a difference in terms of even cooking.  I like my steak more to the rare side (although I think it looks more rare in the photos than it actually was).  I dry it with a paper towel, brush it with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper.  It will only take a few minutes to cook on each side.  I allowed it to rest while the sauce reduced over low heat.  I  am still on a New Year’s healthy eating kick so I served this with brown rice and steamed broccoli.

2 Oranges
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp fresh grated ginger
splash of soy sauce

Sesame seeds and scallions for topping

In a small sauce pan over low heat zest 1/2 of one of the oranges, juice the oranges, add the honey, ginger, soy sauce. Allow the sauce to reduce slightly.  After the steak has rested for 5 minutes slice and top with the sauce and sesame seeds and scallions



  1. grace
    February 20, 2010

    i wondered what had become of you! glad you’re back. :)
    i’ve had orange-flavored pork and loved it, but steak and citrus haven’t yet met in my kitchen. it actually sounds pretty great, and the broccoli is a great side.

  2. jillian
    February 20, 2010

    Thanks Grace!

  3. kat
    February 20, 2010

    Looks like a good weeknight dinner. & I agree is blogging isn’t fun, take a break

  4. Rosa
    February 21, 2010

    That looks gorgeous! A nice combination!



  5. Gaby
    February 21, 2010

    Dear ButterandSugar, the orange beef with broccoli looks amazing! You are right about how important it is for the skillet to be real hot in order for the meat to cook even. I like how you added brown rice to make this a very healthy dish. “Wild Thing”, you make my heart sing! Loved and saved this recipe. I shall revisit you soon. Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers, Gaby
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