Great baked sweet and sour beef cubes. Good used on top of rice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

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  • Put flour into a large, sealable plastic bag; add beef cubes and seal bag. Shake bag to coat beef in flour; transfer beef to a large casserole dish.

  • Top beef with sliced onions.

  • Whisk water, ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar together in a bowl; pour over the onion slices. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the beef is tender enough to pull apart with a fork, about 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

557 calories; protein 51.6g 103% DV; carbohydrates 41.7g 14% DV; fat 20g 31% DV; cholesterol 157.9mg 53% DV; sodium 1579.9mg 63% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2016
What a wonderfully easy recipe. I did change it up a bit by cutting back on the onion (hubby doesn't like too much) and adding one red and one green bell pepper cut up. I threw these peppers into the flour as well. I also swapped out the sugar for 1/4 cup brown sugar. I served it over brown rice. I would definitely make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2016
This recipe was good for inspiration but poor for execution. I totally ad-libbed this recipe like I do with most. Instead of following this recipe as-is I took bits of it and changed the proportions and followed Budget Bytes sesame chicken recipe sans the corn starch and vegetable oil. And I recommend these main changes for (1lb of beef) -Increase the portion of vinegar to 3 tablespoons -Sugar 1/4 cup or 3 tablespoons (best to go with your preference) -1/2cup of ketchup (for thickening) 1/2 an onion thinly sliced (I mixed in green onions as well) Then include the other ingredients for the sauce in the budget bytes recipe but no need for sesame seeds. Basically I may have created a new recipe but it turned out great and I'll give credit where it is due. If any doubts in the sauce taste it before you slather your meat in it it should have a tangy taste. Best Wishes! Read More
(4)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2016
What a wonderfully easy recipe. I did change it up a bit by cutting back on the onion (hubby doesn't like too much) and adding one red and one green bell pepper cut up. I threw these peppers into the flour as well. I also swapped out the sugar for 1/4 cup brown sugar. I served it over brown rice. I would definitely make this again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2016
This recipe was good for inspiration but poor for execution. I totally ad-libbed this recipe like I do with most. Instead of following this recipe as-is I took bits of it and changed the proportions and followed Budget Bytes sesame chicken recipe sans the corn starch and vegetable oil. And I recommend these main changes for (1lb of beef) -Increase the portion of vinegar to 3 tablespoons -Sugar 1/4 cup or 3 tablespoons (best to go with your preference) -1/2cup of ketchup (for thickening) 1/2 an onion thinly sliced (I mixed in green onions as well) Then include the other ingredients for the sauce in the budget bytes recipe but no need for sesame seeds. Basically I may have created a new recipe but it turned out great and I'll give credit where it is due. If any doubts in the sauce taste it before you slather your meat in it it should have a tangy taste. Best Wishes! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2014
Served this over brown rice. Was really good. Perfect gravy. Husband loved it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/26/2015
I was really hopeful about this recipe--it provided a promising way to use up a chuck steak I had on hand and I like all of the ingredients. However the ratios are way off and it fell far short of my expectations. It was far too...vinegary (is that a word?). As for me I won't be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2014
Very good. I put it over rice. Very simple to put together Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2014
My boyfriend and I loved it! He was already begging me to makethis dish again before we were done eating it! It's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/10/2016
I was trying to find something to do with a bunch of steak that I bought on sale and had the ingredients for this on hand. I won't be making it again. I thought it was very bland and the corners of the casserole were burnt when I checked it at 2 hours. I think it needed to be sweeterr. We ate it over rice and put soy sauce on it but that didn't really help. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2015
This was super tasty! Since there are only 2 of us I only used 1 lb of beef but left the sauce measurements the same so there would be plenty. It was delicious. I would cut back a little on ketchup next time to reduce the sweetness and onions but only because I'm not overly fond of them:) We will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2016
i enjoyed every bit of it i added green and yellow pepper to it......deeelliissshhh Read More
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