Chinese pepper steak - with coke

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Top round steak, OR boneless sirloin, (1 to 1-1/2 lbs)
2 tablespoons Oil
1 medium Clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Salt
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
2½ tablespoon Cornstarch
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.

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