Orange and Soy-Glazed Beef Stir-Fry with Green Beans, Mini Bell Peppers, and Peanuts

orange beef stir-fry with broccoli and peppers

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  • prep 20 min    cook 16 min

A quick flash in the pan with a little heart-healthy oil is all it takes to create a colorful and vegetable-filled tasty beef stir-fry.

Healthy Cooking Tip

Peanuts add extra crunch and are a good source of protein, niacin, phosphorus, and potassium.


  • 12 ounces shoulder or round steak, well-trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch/1-cm) cubes
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallion
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 8 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch/3.5-cm lengths
  • 8 ounces mini multicolored bell peppers or 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips (1/4-inch/0.5-cm wide)

    How to make it   36 minutes

  • 1

    Combine the beef, 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of the marmalade, 1 of the garlic cloves, and the crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Stir to blend; set aside.

  • 2

    In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, the remaining 1 tablespoon) of marmalade, and another garlic clove. Set aside.

  • 3

    Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat until hot. Carefully add the oil and the beef mixture. Stir-fry until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

  • 4

    Add the beans, bell peppers, ginger, and remaining garlic to the wok and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the water, cover, and steam the vegetables until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.

  • 5

    Return the beef to the wok. Add the reserved soy sauce mixture and stir until heated. Sprinkle with the scallions and nuts.

  • Nutritional Information(per serving)

    • Calories: 260
    • Fat: 12g
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g
    • Cholesterol: 47 mg
    • Sodium: 341 mg
    • Carbs: 17 g
    • Protein: 23 g
    • Fiber: 4 g

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