Beef and Green Beans over Orange Rice #SundaySupper

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Beef and Beans over Orange Rice

Beef and Beans Over Orange Rice plate

Fall is the start of casserole season here. It is so easy to include “Beef as Part of A Healthy Plate”. When it comes to choosing healthy proteins, lean beef is a delicious and healthy choice. It’s also a perfect partner for fruits, vegetables and whole grains, making it even easier to enjoy a balanced diet.

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I like putting beef, whole grains like brown rice, quinoa or barley and vegetables together and pop them in the oven. Magic happens in there, I swear! All those juices and flavors blend together to make an entire new dish from what I put in the oven.

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Nutty brown rice and pasta absorb the essence of meat and broth. Vegetables play both sides. Potatoes, carrots and beans give off flavor and take on their surroundings at the same time!

Beef enhances so many types of dishes.

I do love casseroles but soups and stews are on my must make list too! Who doesn’t like crock of hearty beef stew or smoldering bowl of beef barley soup?

For soups and stews I use a shoulder round roast or bottom round roast I can braise for an hour or two to draw out all the beefy goodness and create an outstanding broth. It’s a Low and Slow Experience way of cooking. Making the same roast in a slow-cooker will accomplish the same results.

The Beef Checkoff has a great free flipbook full of information called Big Nutrition in a Small Package .

In it you’ll find:

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Beef and Green Beans over Orange Rice

Beef and Green Beans over Orange Rice blends beef, vegetables, fruit and grains into one healthy meal. Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner!


Beef and Beans Over Orange Rice

Beef and Green Beans over Orange Rice

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 (8-ounce) sirloin tip steak or tenderloin steak cut into 1/4-inch thickness
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup Mandarin oranges, canned, drained
  • 6 ounces whole green beans fresh or frozen
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds blanched or toasted
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Season steak with salt and pepper. Carefully add oil to hot skillet. Saute steak 2 to 3 minutes per side. Set aside.
  • In a 2-quart saucepan, blanch onions and beans in orange juice until softened. Add thyme leaves.
  • Layer rice, steak pieces, beans and oranges in a greased 8x8-inch casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes to thoroughly heat and blend flavors. Garnish with thyme springs.


Use cooking spray or lightly butter dish to prevent rice from sticking.

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Now that you know how easy it is to create healthy, well-balanced meals with beef, which combination will you try first? Please let me know in the comments below!

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32 Responses to Beef and Green Beans over Orange Rice #SundaySupper

  1. Renee says:

    Nice way to bring in citrus brightness to a beef dish. I think my husband would really enjoy this because he loves mandarin oranges.
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  2. creative idea to get some oranges on the plate! I’d love a serving of this beef dish, please!
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  3. Liz says:

    Quick, delicious and flavorful—love this dinner idea!!
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  12. What a great way to include some fruit with a beef dish. I bet the citrus really brightens up the flavors!
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  13. Great recipe and I have a feeling my kids and hubby {me too!} would love this! Pinning, and making soon!
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  15. Christie says:

    This definitely has healthy written all over it!! It reminds me of a salad we used to make all the time with mandaring oranges and almonds. YUM!
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  18. jennifer says:

    Love all of the flavors here! And it’s quick and delicious!
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  19. Amy Kim says:

    I really like this idea! I bet that rice tastes great!

  20. Alida says:

    Such a beautiful, colorful presentation. This looks so delicious!

  21. This looks absolutely delicious Cindy!!
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  22. Just Gorgeous!
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