1 1/2 lb top beef round or sirloin steak, 3/4 to 1" thick
1/4 cup salad oil
1 cup water
1 medium onion, cut into 1/4" slices
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. ginger
2 medium green peppers, cut into 3/4" strips
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 to 3 tsp. sugar, if desired
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 medium tomatoes
Hot cooked rice

Trim fat from meat; cut meat into strips, 2x1/4". Heat oil in large skillet. Cook meat in oil, turning frequently, until brown, about 5 minutes.

Stir in water, onion, garlic salt and ginger. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes for round steak, 5 to 8 minutes for sirloin. Add green pepper strips during last 5 minutes of simmering.

Blend cornstarch, sugar, and soy sauce; stir into meat mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute.

Cut each tomato into eighths; place on meat mixture. Cover; cook over low heat just until tomatoes are heated through, about 3 minutes. Serve over rice.

4 to 5 servings