Stir Fried Beef and Asparagus in Orange Sauce

Stir Fried Beef and Asparagus in Orange Sauce
Stir Fried Beef and Asparagus in Orange Sauce
photo by recipe author


Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 20-30 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • 1 pound flank steak, cut thinly across the grain into bite-size pieces
  • 1 pound organic asparagus, woody stems removed
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 medium organic oranges
  • 2 teaspoons non-GMO cornstarch or arrowroot
  • Himalayan salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

In a wok or skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil over high heat. Add the beef and stir fry about 4 minutes. Remove beef and set aside.

Cut the asparagus on the diagonal into 2-inch pieces. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the wok along with the asparagus and onion. Stir fry until tender-crisp, 4-5 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and stir for 1 minute.

Return the beef to the wok, along with any accumulated juices. Reduce heat to medium.

Squeeze 2/3 cup of juice from the oranges into a measuring cup. Grate 1 tablespoon orange zest and add this, along with the cornstarch or arrowroot, to the cup. Whisk until smooth and add to the wok. Cover and cook about 2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly.

Add the salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice.

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