Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 25 mins

Another tasty dish from Better Homes and Gardens: Family Favorites Made Lighter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray a large, cold skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Preheat over medium.
  3. Brown meat on both sides.
  4. Add undrained tomatoes, celery, carrots, onion, 1/3 cup water, thyme, and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
  6. Simmer 1 hour 15 minutes or until meat is tender.
  7. Set aside.
  8. Cook or reheat rice at this time.
  9. In a small mixing bowl mix the 1 tablespoon water and 2 teaspoons cornstarch.
  10. Stir into the tomato mixture, cook and stir until thickened and bubbly, then cook 2 minutes more.
  11. Serve over hot rice.


Most Helpful

This was very good, but I ended up with enough vegetables left over to make stew (sans meat, of course). The sauce never really thickened up much either, though I boiled it a good 10 minutes after adding the cornstarch. I think I'd halve the amount of tomatoes next time and/or leave out the 1/3 cup of water.

wife2abadge January 31, 2006

mmm this is a good one!! but did you really mean 4 servings?? that would be a 3 ounce steak, we found it perfect for 2 servings!! I added a couple of things, a few mushrooms I needed to use up, 1 teaspoon of dry mustard and I had no celery in so I added some snap peas. Instead of thickening it with conrstarch, I decided to stir in the cooked rice for the last 5 minutes of simmering, rather than serve it over the rice. We will be making this one again, we enjoyed it very much, thanks for sharing a keeper. — Nov

Derf November 03, 2005

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