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Thai Beef on Orange Slices

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Category: Beef, Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 4 lg Navel oranges
  • 1/2 sm Onion; minced
  • 3 Cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 tb Water
  • 1/2 ts Oil
  • 8 oz Extra-lean ground round beef
  • 1 sm Jalapeno pepper; seeded and
  • -minced (wear plastic,
  • -gloves, when handling)
  • 2 tb Packed brown sugar
  • 1 tb Reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 ts Cider vinegar
  • 2 tb Minced fresh cilantro


Peel the oranges. Cut each crosswise into 4 thick slices. Arrange on a

In a 10" no-stick skillet, combine the onions, garlic, water, and oil.
Cook, stirring frequently, over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, or until
the onions are soft but not browned. Add the beef. Cook and stir for 5
minutes, or until the beef is no longer pink. Add the peppers, brown sugar,
soy sauce, and vinegar. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes, or until
the liquid evaporates. Add the cilantro. Stir well to combine. Top each
orange slice with the beef mixture.

Makes 16 servings (appetizer) or 4 servings (light dinner)

To freeze, pack the cooled cooked beef in 3 freezer-quality plastic
container. Freeze for up to 3 months. To use, thaw overnight in the
refrigerator. To serve: Microwave on high power for 5 minutes, or until

NOTES : This traditional Thai snack-spicy ground beef served on orange
slices makes an unusual and refreshing appetizer. For authentic flavor,
substitute Thai fish sauce for the soy sauce. In Asian stores or most
supermarkets, fish sauce costs less than $1 per 16-ounce bottle.

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