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Orange Beef (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


This orange beef is a flavor-packed meal that’s a healthier version of a classic. It’s paleo, whole30, and easy to make AIP.


  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb ginger, grated and minced
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (omit for whole30)
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp green onion, sliced


  1. Season the flank steak well with salt and pepper and slice thin slices against the grain.
  2. Add to a bowl and thoroughly coat with arrowroot starch.
  3. Heat avocado oil in a pan and cook the flank steak for 2-3 minutes on each side. Set aside.
  4. Add garlic and ginger to the pan and saute until fragrant.
  5. Add coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, coconut sugar, and orange zest to the pan and stir well to combine. Allow thickening over 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the steak back to the pan and stir to coat in the sauce for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Serve topped with sliced green onion and additional orange zest.


All nutrition facts are estimations and will vary.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: main dishes
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 349
  • Fat: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.2g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 34.1g

Keywords: orange beef