Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Sweet Tangerine Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Posted April 17, 2013 in Entrees

Sweet Tangerine Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry


  • 1 ½ pounds beef, sliced thin
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped fine
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 tangerine, zested and juiced, separated
  • 2 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon light low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons natural sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tangerines, peeled and sectioned
  • cooked brown rice


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine beef, scallions, ginger, bell peppers, tangerine zest and cornstarch.
  2. Mix ingredients well to coat.
  3. Preheat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine tangerine juice, soy sauce and sugar.
  5. Stir ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
  6. Add the vegetable oil to the preheated sauté pan. 
  7. Carefully add the beef mixture to the pan.
  8. Cook while stirring constantly until the beef is browned and slightly crispy.
  9. Add the soy sauce mixture and cook until sauce is thickened.
  10. Toss in the fresh tangerine segments and serve over brown rice.


Stir Fry

Can you please send me the recipe for regular stir fry without the tangerines?

Thank you.

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