This Slow Cooker Spicy Orange Beef is the easiest fake out take-out ever! A bed of whole wheat linguine holds strips of red pepper and orange speckled strips of flank steak. A sprinkle of sliced green onions later and this is the easiest Asian inspired meal you’ll ever create at home!
Slow Cooking Through Summer Week can only mean one thing – new slow cooker recipes!
One of the many reasons I love my slow cooker – or well, slow cookers as I have three! – is that it can take an inexpensive cut of meat and make it the most moist and delicious thing you’ve ever eaten with minimal effort. Again, kudos to the inventor of the slow cooker!
This is where I also admit to being picky with slow cooker recipes in that I do NOT want to brown anything prior to putting it in the slow cooker. I feel it defeats the purpose of using one of my favorite appliances as I’m dirtying extra dishes and putting in almost the same amount of time as a typical meal. Not cool.
But don’t fret! This is NOT that kind of slow cooker recipe.
Forget ordering take-out! If you can handle cutting steak into strips before putting everything into your slow cooker, you’ve got this! A bed of whole wheat linguine holds strips of orange and red pepper flaked speckled strips of flank steak. A sprinkle of sliced green onions later and this Spicy Orange Beef is the easiest Asian style meal you’ll ever create at home!
- 2 pounds flank steak, cut into ¼" strips
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- ¾ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 bunch green onions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 pound linguine, cooked
- Add steak to slow cooker and sprinkle with garlic, red pepper flakes and orange zest.
- Pour orange juice, soy sauce and sesame oil over steak.
- Cook on LOW 6-8 hours.
- Stir in green onions and whisk in cornstarch.
- Cook on HIGH 30 minutes with lid removed until sauce is thickened.
- Serve over linguine and garnish with additional orange zest, green onion and red pepper flakes if desired.
In our house, I love to serve Asian cuisine over noodles as it’s typically easier – and less messy! – for everyone to eat. Prefer rice? Feel free to substitute it for the pasta.
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