Stir-fried beef with tomatoes

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PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 500 g steak , such as top round, at least 1-in. thick
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper , optional

Instructions

  • In a jar, combine wine with soy, ketchup, garlic and cornstarch. Seal, then shake to dissolve cornstarch. Set aside. Slice steak across the grain into thin bite-size strips. Cut onion in half and thinly slice. Thinly slice celery. Core and seed green pepper, then cut into bite-size strips. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan or wok set over high heat. Add steak. Stir-fry just until meat changes colour, about 3 minutes. Remove from pan, leaving all juices. Add onion and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Add celery, green pepper, salt and water. Stir constantly for 3 minutes. Quarter tomatoes and add. Return steak to pan. Shake sauce and add. Stir constantly until boiling, about 3 minutes. Then stir constantly until thickened, at least 3 minutes. Add cayenne, if using. Great over noodles.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 288,
  • Protein
  • 28.4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.5 g,
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.9 g,

A little wine elevates inexpensive lean round steak to sophisticated status.