#Black beans are a specialty of Cantonese cooking and give a pungent, salty taste to stir-fried dishes.#
Core tomatoes and cut them into 16 wedges. Crush the black beans, add the water and set aside.
Combine soy sauce, cornstarch, sherry, sugar and meat in a bowl and set aside.
Cut pepper into 1/2-inch diagonal pieces. Heat the wok and add the oil. When hot, stir-fry the green pepper pieces for about 1 minute and remove.
Add the meat and the soy sauce mixture to the wok and stir-fry for about 2 minutes. Add the soaked black beans and the stock. Bring to the boil and allow to thicken slightly.
Return the peppers to the wok and add the tomatoes and pepper. Heat through for 1 minute and serve immediately.
#TIME: Preparation takes about 25 minutes, cooking takes about 5 minutes.#
#SERVING IDEA: Serve with plain boiled rice.#
#WATCHPOINT: Do not add the tomatoes too early or stir the mixture too vigorously once they are added or they will fall apart.#
#VARIATION: Substitute snow peas for the green peppers in the recipe. Mushrooms may also be added and cooked with the pepper or snow peas.#