Chinese Pepper Steak – with Coke

Posted in on the 13th February, 2051

1 lb Top round steak, OR
– boneless sirloin, – (1 to 1-1/2 lbs) 2 tb Oil
1 md Clove garlic, minced
1 ts Salt
1 c Beef broth, or bouillon,
– canned and undiluted 1 c Green pepper, cored,
– seeded, cut in – thin strips 1 c Celery, thinly sliced
1/4 c Onions, thinly sliced
1/2 c COCA-COLA
2 md Tomatoes, ripe
2 1/2 tb Cornstarch
1/4 c COCA-COLA
1 tb Soy sauce
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 1/2 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 1/4 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 (3/4 cup) servings.

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