Orange Sesame Beef

Orange Sesame Beef - Triple Chocolate Kitchen

Confession time: we order Chinese food at least every other week. We’d probably order it every week, but we always have lots of leftovers.

I know, I know. I’m a food blogger. Why order take out when I can whip something up myself? But truth be told, I just haven’t been able to replicate some of my favorite Chinese dishes at home. There’s a place near us that makes awesome fried rice. Mmmmm….

Anyway, I’m getting off the point. This past week, I tried an orange sesame beef recipe, which I modified from from an orange beef recipe I found in Sandra Lee’s cookbook. I just got this cookbook for Christmas and I love it – last week, I also made these Chocolate Kahlua Souffles from her cookbook.

The result? Pretty darn good. Jeffrey even took some to work for lunch the next day, which is how I know he likes something. When he wasn’t thrilled with dinner, he leaves the leftovers for me and buys lunch instead!

Orange Sesame Beef

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Orange Sesame Beef

Tired of take-out? Try this recipe to make orange sesame beef at home.


  • 1-2 pounds flank steak
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • sesame seeds


  1. Cut the beef into strips. Season with salt and pepper, dredge in flour, and fry in small amount of vegetable oil over high heat until crispy. Remove from heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add garlic to the pan. Saute until fragrant.
  3. Add marmalade, 1/2 cup of beef broth, and soy sauce to the pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about five minutes.
  4. Mix cornstarch into remaining broth, whisking to remove all lumps. Pour into pan to thicken the sauce.
  5. When sauce has thickened, add beef to it and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice, noodles, or vegetables.


If sauce doesn't seem thick enough for your taste, dip out a 1/2 cup and whisk another teaspoon of cornstarch into it. Then, pour back into rest of the sauce and all to simmer for another 2-3 minutes before adding beef.

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12 thoughts on “Orange Sesame Beef

  1. We rarely eat beef since it’s the most expensive meat around here. However, this looks superb I’m gonna try this weekend!

  2. I just finished preparing dinner (cheesy chicken with vegetables) and it’s simmering on the stove, but now I want this! LOL I most definitely pinned this! Thank you – it looks delicious!

  3. I just love sesame-beef but I have never tried it with marmalade, now I am dying to make it..thank seems easily made

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