2 lbs beef round steak or boneless chuck
2 cups water
7 tbs peanut or corn oil
1 cup thinly sliced onions
10 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced thin
3 tbs red hot 'Sambal Oelek' chili paste (available at Oriental markets)
or use hot chili sauce
Salt to taste
1 cup cubed ripe tomatoes
1. Place beef in water in a 4-quart pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce
heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Discard water and cool beef
until it can be handled. Slice beef as thin as possible, then cut
into 2-inch squares. Let drain in a colander for about 10 minutes
before drying with paper towels.
2. Heat 4 tbs. oil in a 12-inch skillet set over medium-high heat.
Add beef slices and fry for 5 minutes, or until beef is brown and
dry. Remove and set aside.
3. Heat remaining 3 tbs. oil in same skillet. Fry onions and garlic
for 3 minutes. Add chili paste, salt and tomatoes. Cook for 5 mins.
more. Add beef anf stir-fry for 5 mins to coat slices and
4. Serve immediately with rice (to reduce spiciness) and a cucumber/
Serve 4 as a main dish or 8 as a side dish.