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Chinese Pepper Steak - with Coke

1 lb Top round steak; OR boneless sirloin, (1 to 1-1/2 lbs)
2 tb Oil
1 md Clove garlic; minced
1 tb 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.