'SAMBAL BALADO' -- Indonesian Crispy Crunchy Beef

From: dchan@pyrite.SOM.CWRU.Edu
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 93 3:52:59 EDT


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 
   distribute flavors.

4. Serve immediately with rice (to reduce spiciness) and a cucumber/
   vinegar salad.

Serve 4 as a main dish or 8 as a side dish.


Recipe by Amy Gorsica (Mrs. Cloud) in the Plain Dealer, 8/15/1993.


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