Cantonese Beef Recipe
- 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
- 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 celery ribs, sliced
- 1 small green pepper, julienned
- 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- Hot cooked rice
- Drain oranges, reserving juice; set oranges aside. In a Dutch oven, brown beef and onion in oil; drain. Stir in the water, soy sauce, ginger and reserved juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until beef is tender.
- Add the celery, green pepper and water chestnuts. Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into beef mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in reserved oranges. Serve with rice. Yield: 8 servings.
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
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"Good. I changed the procedure and some ingredients but I promise it's still the same basic recipe! I used 1 lb stew beef; browned this and the onion in 1/2 tablespoon oil. When browned, I added it to my slow cooker. Used 1 cup water to deglaze the skillet and poured over the beef. Stirred in 1 tsp beef bouillon base and the reserved juice from oranges. This simmered all day while I was at work. When I got home, I followed the basic recipe with the addition of fresh asparagus and mushrooms, sauteing them in the skillet with 1/2 tblsp olive oil, also using garlic and fresh ginger root. Poured the beef mixture from slow cooker into skillet with veggies. I mixed 1/4 cup soy sauce with 3 Tblsp cornstarch (omitted 3 Tblsp water), hot pepper flakes, and 1 tsp sugar. Poured this into the skillet and cooked till thickened. First reviewer is right--any combo of vegetables would be good."