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Air Fryer Orange Sesame Beef and Broccoli


  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt

Description

Air Fryer Orange Sesame Beef and Broccoli is a quick and easy dinner idea that is healthier and just as delicious as take out! 


Scale

Ingredients

Beef

1 pound beef, sliced for stir-fry

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

2 tbsp cornstarch

1/4 tsp salt

pinch of black pepper

Sauce

1/2 cup orange juice, fresh squeezed

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

2 tsp ginger paste

1 tsp sesame oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tsp orange rind

1 tbsp cornstarch

1/2 cup cold water

2 tbsp sesame seeds

1 tbsp green onion (optional garnish)

pinch orange rind (optional garnish)

Broccoli

4 cups broccoli florets

2 tbsp olive oil

1/4 tsp salt

pinch of black pepper


Instructions

Beef

Put the beef in a medium sized bowl

Add the soy sauce and sesame oil

Put in the refrigerator, allow to marinate for at least 1 hour*

Add the cornstarch, salt and pepper. toss to coat

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes

Spray air fryer basket with non-stick spray

Add the beef to the basket of the air fryer

Fry for 10 minuts

Remove basket and toss the beef

Return to the air fryer and cook for 5 more minutes

Remove from fryer and put in a clean bowl

Sauce

While the beef is in the air fryer, add the orange juice, soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, ginger paste, sesame oil, garlic and orange rind to a small, heavy bottomed sauce pan

Whisk vigorously until the honey dissolves

Bring to a boil over medium heat

While it comes to a boil, in a small bowl whisk together the cornstarch and cold water forming a slurry

Pour the cornstarch slurry into the pan, whisk

Lower heat to low and allow sauce to simmer and thicken

When the beef is ready, add 1 tbsp sesame seeds to the sauce and then pour the sauce over the beef and mix to evenly coat

Serve the beef over plain brown or white rice and with a side of the broccoli, sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds, green onions and orange rind, if desired

Broccoli**

Toss the broccoli with the olive oil, salt and pepper

Spray the basket of the air fryer with non-stick spray

Add the broccoli to the basket

Fry for 12-15 minutes at 400°F, remove the basket and toss the broccoli every 3-4 minutes


Notes

*If you are in a rush you can skip the marinating, it adds flavor to the beef but is not entirely necessary

**Depending on the size of your air fryer you can cook the broccoli with the beef if you have enough room