Crispy thin beef slices are glazed with an orange sauce. This Korean style orange beef is easy to make and so delicious to serve over rice. The ordinary orange beef from your local Chinese restaurant will not be any better than this one. Plus, it’s a perfect gluten-free recipe!

Thin beef slices are glazed with orange sauce

I used to think beef doesn’t go well with fruits. And I think I might be wrong. Beef is excellent meat choice to pair with fruit and here is one recipe that I can prove: The Orange Beef!

Many of us provably had this sweet and savory dish in the favorite Chinese restaurant somewhere. The thin slices of beef are crispy and the sticky orange glaze is lip smacking good. It’s a dish that pleases both adult and children.

Delicious gluten-free orange beef is served over rice

Here I throw my recipe of Orange Beef to ease your burden of tonight’s dinner preparation. If you have a good quality thin slice beef and a couple of oranges, you are good to go. I assume that you have some soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and corn starch in your pantry. Right?

To make this a Gluten-Free Orange Beef ?

— Use a gluten-free soy sauce.

With only a few ingredients you can whip up this insanely good orange beef in a very short time. So let’s add some orange pizazz on our dinner menu tonight. Shall we?

Orange Sauce for Orange Beef

You will need:

  • orange zest and juice
  • sugar
  • soy sauce
  • vinegar
  • ginger puree
  • cornstarch

First, zest one orange and collect about 1 tablespoonful. After that, juice the orange to collect about 1/4 cup, too.


In a small mixing bowl, combine the orange juice and the zest, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger puree and the corn starch. Mix well. Set aside.

Coat beef with cornstarch for a crisp texture


Season your beef slices with salt and pepper very lightly. I used Korean Bulgogi slices.


Mix 1/2 cup of cornstarch with 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a shallow bowl. Coat the beef slices lightly with the mixture.


Fry them in a little oil until brown. They only take about 30-60 seconds on each side.


Transfer them onto a plate lined with paper towel.

How to cook Orange Beef


Now, get your sauce and some mince garlic, and a few slices of oranges ready to go.


In a clean skillet, saute garlic for 10 seconds in a 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat.


Pour in sauce and let it bubble. It will thicken. When the sauce get reduced almost in half…

Orange slices are added to a glazed beef in a skillet.

Add the beef and the orange slices. Stir to coat them with the sauce. Remove from the heat and they are ready to embrace a bowl of rice.

The beef in this sticky orange goodness stayed crispy quite long. Even after I finished taking a few beauty shots, they still remained crisp. And I loved biting into the orange slices. They added the extra flavor in my mouth.

Try other Asian Dishes. Some of my favorites are:

Orange beef is served in a bowl on a tray with rice.
Orange beef is served in a bowl on a tray with rice.

Orange Beef (Gluten-free Recipe)

Crisp thin beef slices are glazed with orange sauce, this orange beef is easy to make and so delicious to serve over rice. It's a perfect gluten-free dish!
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  • 3/4 lb beef sirloin, very thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • oil , for frying
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2 orange, thinly sliced into bite sized pieces

For the orange sauce

  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce, use gluten-free sauce if avoiding gluten
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp cornstarch


  • For the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • Season the beef slices with salt and pepper lightly.
  • Pour oil just to coat the bottom of the skillet and heat over medium heat. In a shallow bowl mix corn starch and baking soda, and coat beef with the starch mixture. Drop beef slices in the skillet. Fry the beef for 30-60 seconds or until they are browned. Turn to the other side and fry another 30-60 seconds. Transfer the beef onto a plate lined with paper towel. Set aside.
  • In a clean skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat and cook garlic for 10 seconds. Pour the reserved orange sauce, let it bubble and reduce in half. Add in the beef slices and the orange slices, toss well to coat with the sauce. Remove the skillet from the heat and serve immediately with rice.
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