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Title: Chinese Pepper Steak Coca-Cola
Categories: Beef Chinese
Yield: 6 Servings

1 1/2lbTop round or sirloin steak,
1 Clove garlic, minced
1cBeef broth (bouillon),
  Canned and undiluted
1cGreen bell pepper, cored,
  Seeded, and cut into
  Thin strips
1cCelery, thinly sliced
1/4cOnions, thinly sliced
2mdTomatoes, ripe
2 1/2tbCornstarch
1tbSoy 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