3 lbs flank steak *can substitute top round or sirloin steaks
⅔ cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon garlic minced
2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground ginger
⅔ cup vegetable oil
3 medium bell peppers any color, cored, seeded, and sliced
1½ cup celery diced
1½ cups water
2 tablespoon cornstarch
2 cups fresh tomatoes diced
Salt if needed to taste
Trim excess fat from meat and slice thinly against the grain. Combine marinade ingredients and marinate meat in a bowl or zipper bag for a minimum of 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
Before cooking, use a strainer to drain meat well. Reserve the marinade for the sauce.
Spray a skillet lightly with non-stick spray or oil and heat over medium-high. Add meat in a single layer and allow to cook until browned and almost cooked through, stirring minimally, 7-8 minutes. If meat does not fit in a single layer, cook in two batches.
*If meat releases a lot of juices while cooking, remove it from the pan, pour juices out of pan into reserved marinade, and return the meat to the pan to continue cooking.
Remove meat from pan. Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and cook bell peppers and celery. Cook until tender-crisp, 3-5 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix water and cornstarch together. Add water mixture, reserved marinade juices, and cooked meat back to the skillet with the veggies. Cook until the sauce is thickened, 1-2 minutes.
Stir in fresh tomatoes and salt, if needed. Serve over rice.
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