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Chinese Meat and Vegetables Recipe

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1 lb. round steak cut up in 1/2"x 1" strips. May substitute stew meat or similar cut.
4 T. soy sauce
1 T. sherry
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. corn starch
1/2 tsp. salt
Other ingredients:
4 T. Sesame Oil divided
1 c. green bell Pepper
1 c. onion
2 ribs celery
1 8 oz. can Bamboo shoots
1 8 oz. can water chestnuts
Soy sauce to taste
Rice, as much as you like; I cook 1 c.
Optional: 7 oz. can mushrooms;
1 14 oz. can Chinese vegetables
1 14.5 oz. can bean sprouts

Marinade meat at least one hour.
Cook meat in Wok (or skillet) on medium heat with 2 T. Sesame Oil until the meat changes color, about 5 minutes. Remove meat and set aside. Cut the bell pepper and the celery on the diagonal in strips. Chunky cut the onions in fairly large pieces. Add 2 more T. Sesame Oil to the wok. On medium heat, add: pepper, onions and celery. Cook till crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Add the bamboo shoots and water chestnuts till just heated through. Add back in the meat and heat through.. Serve over rice. Add soy sauce to taste.

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Personal Notes:
Mummy used to make this dish. I loved it and got this simple recipe from her. It is a snap to fix even if you are a wok amateur. Jack has been known to help me cut the veggies; he liked it that much. I even cook it in Mummy's old wok. What a memory.




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