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Spicy Orange Sesame Ground Beef

Spicy Orange Sesame Beef

This Spicy Orange Sesame Ground Beef is a recipe I keep in my weekly recipe rotation because it’s so fast to make.

I love this recipe because you can turn into more than one meal. I love using this as a pair with cauliflower rice. It’s so good on top of salad, kind of like an open lettuce wrap. You can also roll this with some freshly sliced cucumbers, radishes, and carrots for a delicious wrap.

This Spicy Orange Sesame Ground Beef doesn’t have to be made with just beef. If you’re not a fan of ground beef, you can easily make this recipe using other proteins. I personally love ground chicken or even minced shrimp. Rice Wine and Oyster Sauce are probably two ingredients not typically in your pantry, but you can easily find this at your local international store or, of course, online.

Like this recipe? You might also enjoy my Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow)Shrimp & Veggie Rice Noodles, or Spicy Thai BBQ Chicken Drumsticks. I hope you love this Spicy Orange Sesame Ground Beef recipe! If you have any questions when making this recipe reach out to me @thefamiliarkitchen on instagram. I’d LOVE to see how it turns out for you and answer any questions you might have!

Spicy Orange Sesame Ground Beef

Spicy Orange Sesame Ground Beef

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 servings


  • Ground Beef, 2 lb (lean)
  • Onions, 2, fine dice
  • Garlic Cloves, 15, thinly sliced
  • Ginger, 1”, grated
  • Black pepper, 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt, 2-3 tsp
  • Red Chili Flakes, 1 tsp
  • Chili Oil or Veg Oil, 2 tbsp
  • Orange, 1 zested and juiced
  • Rice Wine/Mirin, 1/4 cup
  • Oyster Sauce, 3-4 tbsp
  • Green Onions/Scallions, 2 cups, diced
  • Coconut or Brown Sugar, 2 tbsp
  • Sesame Seeds, 1 tbsp
  • Optionally top with crushed peanuts and a squeeze of lime juice


Mix the beef.

  • In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly the ground beef with the onions, ginger, garlic, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Heat the oil.

  • In a wok or large skillet, heat the oil on medium high heat. Once hot, add the red chili flakes to season the oil.

Cook the beef.

  • Add in the ground beef and keep it moving in the pan on high heat so that it nicely browns the beef. Drain any excess fat as needed. (Keeping a little fat is good for flavor).
    Now add the remaining ingredients and continue to cook on high heat and frequently mixing until the moisture/liquids evaporates and coats the beef.

Garnish and serve.

  • Garnish with crushed peanuts and fresh lime juice. Serve with cauliflower rice, salad green, make tacos - it's extremely versatile.


You can use any ground meat or seafood for this dish. 

Spicy Orange Sesame Ground Beef

Hey! My name is Ann Ittoop and I am a South Indian/American South food blogger. Growing up as a second-generation Indian-American, I got the chance to experience the best of both food worlds, oftentimes on one plate! On one hand I had Kerala staples like appam and chicken curry. On the other I had chicken and waffles. If there’s one thing that has helped me understand my identity and express both ends of my cultural upbringing, it’s most definitely food. I have a firm belief there is literally magic in the cooking process. That’s why most nights you’ll find me in the kitchen. I’m there always testing and creating new recipes that stem from my wild imagination. And I’m there searching for the familiar memories of my childhood. I started The Familiar Kitchen to not only help myself find this magic, but for those seeking a way to find their own magic. Join me on my adventures through cooking classic Kerala-inspired dishes, some of my Southern favorites, and all the recipes in between.

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