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                         CHINESE BEEF AND TOMATOES
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chinese                          Beef
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      md            Tomatoes
    2      tablespoon    Oil
    2      pound         Flank steak
    1      md            Green pepper -- sliced
    3      tablespoon    Soy sauce
    1      md            Onion -- sliced
    2      tablespoon    Dry sherry
    1                    Beef bouillon cube
   10      milliliter    Garlic -- minced
      3/4  cup           Boiling water
      1/2  teaspoon      Ground ginger
    2      tablespoon    Cornstarch
      1/8  teaspoon      Ground black pepper
    2      tablespoon    Cold water
 
 Thinly slice beef on the diagonal (for easy slicing,place meat in the freezer
 until slightly frozen);place in  a  snug-fitting bowl.Combine soy
 sauce,sherry,garlic,and black pepper;pour over meat,tossing to coat
 completely.Cover and refrigerate 8 to 10 hours.
 In a large skillet or wok,heat oil. Add green pepper and onion saute for 2
 minutes.Dissolve bouillon cube in boiling water. Add beef and marinate.Bring
 to boiling point.Reduce heat and simmer,covered for 8 minutes.Blend cornstarch
 with cold water. Stir into mixture in skillet.Cook and stir until
 thickened.Cut tomatoes into wedges;add to skillet;stir gently.Cover and
 simmer, just until tomatoes are hot,about 3 minutes.Serve hot over rice with
 scallions,if desired.Serves 6 to 8.
 
 
 
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