A quick and easy family favorite for over 30 years in our family. Even the kids enjoy this one !! Serve over hot, fluffy rice.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Slowly cook and stir onions and celery until golden brown; remove from heat and set aside.

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  • In the same skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Place beef slices in the skillet and heat until well browned. Stir in salt, pepper, soy sauce and water.

  • Cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. Return the onion and celery mixture to the skillet and simmer for another 10 minutes.

  • In a small bowl, combine the water and cornstarch. Pour the mixture into skillet. Stirring constantly, heat until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

374.9 calories; 20.7 g protein; 6.3 g carbohydrates; 80.5 mg cholesterol; 601.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (35)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
was the 1st time i ever made it and the entire ohana loved it only thing i did diffrent was add 2 cans mushrooms. will use this recipe over and over very easy to make thanks Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2007
This is a pretty good meal. I looked at my "fresh" celery and rather than trying to salvage the green parts I opted to substitute it and the cornstarch with 1 can of condensed cream of celery. I also opted for the nuttier Maggi Seasoning for soy sauce. The broth was fabulous but somehow it didn't quite marry with the beef. Next time I'll either follow this recipe verbatum or maybe add the onions at the beginning of the simmering process and modify this review accordingly. Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
was the 1st time i ever made it and the entire ohana loved it only thing i did diffrent was add 2 cans mushrooms. will use this recipe over and over very easy to make thanks Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
was the 1st time i ever made it and the entire ohana loved it only thing i did diffrent was add 2 cans mushrooms. will use this recipe over and over very easy to make thanks Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
This dish was really good! Didn't enjoy cutting celery, onions, and beef. I served over rice, as suggested and my family wants it again. Note: In step 4 of the recipe, I wasn't sure how much water to use. I used the 1 cup of water listed in the recipe for step 2, so I used 2 tsp. for step 4 and it turned out fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
I have found that some of the best recipes are the simplest. This recipe fits that bill. You can dress it up or leave it alone and it still comes out good. Thanks for a good basic recipe that you can make with ingredients on hand! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
Folowed directions Nothing extra added Everyone enjoyed the recipe at dinner. I dont usually add reviews. but this was easy and very tasty. I will cook this often. Thanks Vickie! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2006
yummy.. so good. i didn't have to add the cornstarch. most of the water was gone but it was still good with the little liquid that was left over rice. tomorrow i'm going to try it with pork!! mmm yum! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2003
This was OK nothing special. I probably won't make it again but if I did I would double the meat there definitely wasn't enough. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
Used more beef pepper to taste and added some minced garlic and chopped green bell pepper. Served over white rice and this was well recieved by my family. Not complex and lacks depth but very homey filling and stick-to-your ribs dinner. Thanks Vicki. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2007
This is a pretty good meal. I looked at my "fresh" celery and rather than trying to salvage the green parts I opted to substitute it and the cornstarch with 1 can of condensed cream of celery. I also opted for the nuttier Maggi Seasoning for soy sauce. The broth was fabulous but somehow it didn't quite marry with the beef. Next time I'll either follow this recipe verbatum or maybe add the onions at the beginning of the simmering process and modify this review accordingly. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
This was a good recipe and easy to make. I would use a little less pepper if serving it to kids. Read More
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