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Grandma's Green Pepper Steak• 1 lb. beef chuck or round – fat trimmed
• ¼ cup soy sauce
• 1 clove garlic
• 1 cup green onion – thinly sliced
• 1 cup red or green or combination peppers, cut in 1 inch squares
• 2 stalks celery – thinly sliced
• 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
• 1 cup water
• 2 tomatoes (optional)
With a very sharp knife, cut beef across into thin strips – 1/8 inch thick. Combine soy sauce and garlic. Add beef. Toss and set aside while preparing vegetables. Heat oil in large frying pan or wok. Add beef and toss over high heat until browned. Taste meat. If it is not tender, cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes over low heat. Turn heat up and add vegetables. Toss until vegetables are tender and crisp – about 10 minutes. Mix cornstarch with water. Add to pan, stir and cook until thickened. Add tomatoes (optional) and heat through. Makes 4 servings. For 8 servings, double the ingredients but reduce the water to 1¾ cups and add another ½ Tbsp. cornstarch.