Surprisingly simple and absolutely delicious!
1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 small onion, sliced
1 tbsp canola oil
1-1/2 cups water
1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground ginger
4 celery ribs, sliced
1 small green pepper, julienned
1 can (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
3 tbsp cornstarch
3 tbsp cold water
Hot cooked rice
Drain oranges, reserving juice; set oranges aside. In a Dutch oven, brown beef and onion in oil; drain. Stir in water, soy sauce, ginger and reserved juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until beef is tender.
Add the celery, green pepper and water chestnuts. Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Combine cold water and cornstarch until smooth; stir into beef mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in reserved oranges. Serve with rice.