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Air Fryer Orange Sesame Beef and Broccoli

  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt


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




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


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)


4 cups broccoli florets

2 tbsp olive oil

1/4 tsp salt

pinch of black pepper



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


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


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


*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