Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
This recipe was printed in the "Arizona Republic" newspaper.
- 1⁄2 lb flank steaks or 1⁄2 lb round steak, trimmed
- 1 slice fresh gingerroot, peeled and minced
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
- 2 stalks celery, sliced
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons sugar (less if tomatoes are very ripe)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 4 medium tomatoes, peeled,seeded and cut into quarters
- Cut the beef into very thin slices (it cuts better if partially frozen).
- Mix ginger root, garlic, cornstarch, soy sauce, and egg white.
- Add the sliced beef; stir and allow to marinate 5 minutes.
- Put the oil in a preheated skillet or wok; stir fry the meat until the redness is gone.
- Remove the meat and set aside.
- Add the green peppers, celery, and onions to the pan along with the water.
- Cover and cook@ medium heat for 3 minutes.
- Add the ketchup and sugar; cover and cook for 2 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water; stir into beef mixture and add to the pan.
- Cook until liquid is clear and slightly thickened.
- Add tomatoes; cover and cook just until heated through.
- Serve with steamed rice.
Fabulous recipe! I also didn't add the remaining cornstarch and used canned tomatoes. Added beans and some carrot. Delicious!
Excellent recipe I used outside round steak and it was tender, Followed the recipe except for two things I increased the garlic to two large cloves and I omitted the cornstarch and left the sauce runny - Oh yes I used 2 tbs Splenda instead of sugar. This recipe has a colorfuk appearance and a wonderful flavor - Thanks James it's a keeper
This recipe was awesome. It tasted just like my dad's when he would make it at his chinese restaurant. I added additional vegetables -- carrots, snap peas, baby corn and bamboo shoots -- and added more water and a bit more ketchup to the recipe to make it saucier. Loved the tangy, sweet sauce; it was perfect with steamed white rice. It was a winner and a keeper.