Preparation / Directions:
Trim all fat from the meat and cut into pencil-thin strips. In a deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil, garlic, and salt.
Add the meat and brown over high heat, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally with a fork. Add the beef broth. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the meat is fork-tender.
Stir in the green pepper strips, celery, onions, and 1/2 cup of Coca-Cola. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Do not overcooked, the vegetables should be tender-crisp.
Peel the tomatoes, cut into wedges, gently stir into meat. Blend cornstarch with the 1/4 cup of Coca-Cola and the soy sauce.
Stir mixture into the meat and cook until sauce is thickens, about 1 minute, stirring lightly with a fork. Serve over hot rice.
Makes 6 (3/4 cup) servings.