Skillet Beef and Celery Recipe -
Skillet Beef and Celery Recipe
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Skillet Beef and Celery

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"A quick and easy family favorite for over 30 years in our family. Even the kids enjoy this one !! Serve over hot, fluffy rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Slowly cook and stir onions and celery until golden brown; remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Place beef slices in the skillet and heat until well browned. Stir in salt, pepper, soy sauce and water.
  3. Cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. Return the onion and celery mixture to the skillet and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the water and cornstarch. Pour the mixture into skillet. Stirring constantly, heat until thickened.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 13, 2003

was the 1st time i ever made it and the entire ohana loved it only thing i did diffrent was add 2 cans mushrooms. will use this recipe over and over very easy to make thanks

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 06, 2007

This is a pretty good meal. I looked at my "fresh" celery and rather than trying to salvage the green parts, I opted to substitute it and the cornstarch with 1 can of condensed cream of celery. I also opted for the nuttier Maggi Seasoning for soy sauce. The broth was fabulous, but somehow it didn't quite marry with the beef. Next time, I'll either follow this recipe verbatum or maybe add the onions at the beginning of the simmering process and modify this review, accordingly.

Dec 13, 2003

This dish was really good! Didn't enjoy cutting celery, onions, and beef. I served over rice, as suggested and my family wants it again. Note: In step 4 of the recipe, I wasn't sure how much water to use. I used the 1 cup of water listed in the recipe for step 2, so I used 2 tsp. for step 4 and it turned out fine.

Dec 13, 2003

I have found that some of the best recipes are the simplest. This recipe fits that bill. You can dress it up, or leave it alone, and it still comes out good. Thanks for a good, basic recipe that you can make with ingredients on hand!

Dec 13, 2003

Folowed directions, Nothing extra added, Everyone enjoyed the recipe at dinner. I dont usually add reviews. but this was easy and very tasty. I will cook this often. Thanks Vickie!

Dec 13, 2003

Used more beef, pepper to taste, and added some minced garlic and chopped green bell pepper. Served over white rice and this was well recieved by my family. Not complex and lacks depth but very homey, filling, and stick-to-your ribs dinner. Thanks Vicki.

Dec 13, 2003

This was OK, nothing special. I probably won't make it again but if I did I would double the meat, there definitely wasn't enough.

Oct 16, 2006

yummy.. so good. i didn't have to add the cornstarch. most of the water was gone but it was still good with the little liquid that was left over rice. tomorrow i'm going to try it with pork!! mmm yum!


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  • Calories
  • 375 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 29.5 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 20.7 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 602 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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