You’re probably wondering… what’s Orange Ground Beef?
The answer? It’s my super successful attempt at making an easier ground beef version of orange chicken, a popular fast-food Chinese-American dish.
It’s basically orange-flavored ground beef and it’s REALLY good. This Asian-inspired dish has a bright, sweet, spicy and citrusy flavor. The sauce is made with fresh orange juice, which reduces into a thick glaze-like sauce that coats the ground beef. There’s also orange zest for extra orange oomph. Yes… having orange oomph is a thing. And this ground beef has it.
I almost always have ground beef in the freezer because it’s just so easy to cook. When you don’t know what to make for dinner… you can always count on burgers or a stir-fry to keep your family happy. My only beef with ground beef is that it can sometimes get boring.
That’s when it’s time to get creative. Like, making a dish that’s pretty much always reserved for chicken (or another type of meat)… and trying it with ground beef instead.
Anything else you guys think I should try to ground beef-ify?
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-inch knob ginger, minced
- 1 pound ground beef
- Zest of 1 orange
- ½ cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
- ¼ - ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, adjust to taste
- Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat.
- Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until softened. Then add the ground beef and mix well, breaking up the ground beef in the pan.
- Add the remaining ingredients, raise the heat to high and once the contents reach a boil, reduce the heat back to medium, cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until the beef is done and the orange juice has reduced.