Skillet Beef and Celery

Skillet Beef and Celery


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

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 375 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 375 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 29.5 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 20.7 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 602 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 37 Ratings


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


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.


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!