Yield: 6 servings
|1 pounds||Top round steak, OR boneless sirloin, (1 to 1-1/2 lbs)|
|1 medium||Clove garlic, minced|
|1 cup||Beef broth, or bouillon, canned and undiluted|
|1 cup||Green pepper, cored, seeded, cut in thin strips|
|1 cup||Celery, thinly sliced|
|¼ cup||Onions, thinly sliced|
|2 mediums||Tomatoes, ripe|
|1 tablespoon||Soy sauce|
|\N \N||Rice, cooked and hot|
Trim all fat from the meat and cut into pencil-thin strips. In a deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil, garlic, and salt. Add the meat and brown over high heat, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally with a fork. Add the beef broth. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the meat is fork-tender.
Stir in the green pepper strips, celery, onions, and ½ cup of Coca-Cola. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Do not overcooked, the vegetables should be tender-crisp. Peel the tomatoes, cut into wedges, gently stir into meat. Blend cornstarch with the ¼ cup of Coca-Cola and the soy sauce. Stir mixture into the meat and cook until sauce is thickens, about 1 minute, stirring lightly with a fork. Serve over hot rice. Makes 6 (¾ cup) servings.