Chinese Beef Pepper Steak

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1 pound beef, sliced into thin bite sized strips

15 green onions, cut to 1 inch lengths

2 green peppers, cut into 1 inch chunks

3 tomatoes, cut into 1 inch chunks

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup oil





1 teaspoon rice wine (Mirin)

½ teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon minced ginger root

¼ teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon cornstarch

2 tablespoon oil


Seasoning Sauce:

1 cup chicken broth (Erik, you can use beef broth)

1 tablespoon cornstarch

¼ cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon sugar

1/3 cup ketchup


Combine marinade ingredients. Add beef, mix well and set aside.

Combine ingredients for seasoning sauce and set aside.

Heat oil in wok. Stir fry beef until lightly browned. Remove beef and set aside. Using same oil, stir fry green onions for 1 minute then add green peppers and salt. Stir fry for 2 more minutes. Add tomatoes and stir fry for another minute. Add seasoning sauce. Stir fry until sauce is thickened then add cooked beef. Mix well and serve over steamed rice.

UNDER The Erie Canal in New York

Some of its nicknames are:

The Big Ditch, Clinton’s Big Ditch, Clinton’s Folly

The Erie Canal is in the state of New York and was built to connect the Hudson River at Albany to Lake Erie at Buffalo, New York.  The building began in 1817 and the canal was finished in 1825.  The original canal was 40 feet wide and 4 feet deep.  It has been enlarged several times, the first time being in 1836.


President Thomas Jefferson would not approve the building of the 360 mile canal, but supporters of the canal idea finally were able to convince the Governor of New York, Dewitt Clinton, that it should be built.  The Governor approved a budget of 7 million dollars and broke ground on the 4th of July, 1817.


Many bridges were built to allow people to cross the canal.  The one unique crossing is where a road goes under the canal, about 50 miles east of Buffalo, close to Albion, NY.


The Erie Canal about 5 miles west of Albion and 50 miles east of Buffalo.

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The Erie Canal in Albion, NY

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