1 1/2 lb top round or sirloin steak,boneless 2 tb oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 ts salt 1 c beef broth (bouillon), 1 canned and undiluted 1 c green bell pepper, cored,seeded, and cut into 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. Recipe: "International Cooking with Coca-Cola", a give-away pamphlet from The Coca-Cola Company, 1981