Peel and chop onion and garlic. Chop green pepper and celery. Mix the peppers and salt well.
Add half the salt/pepper mix to the beef and mix well. Heat the oil in a pan, add beef and fry on high heat, stirring, to brown it well. Remove with a slotted spoon. Add the onions, garlic, green pepper and celery and fry over a medium heat, stirring, until the onion is softened. Add the remaining salt/pepper mix and the flour, mix well, and fry, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the wine, return the meat to the pan, and add enough water to cover. Mix well. Bring to the boil and simmer, strirring occasionally, for 1 hour, or until the meat is tender. If necessary, reduce to form a rich sauce. Add Tabasco sauce to taste, and check saltiness. Serve with fresh french bread, and a tossed green salad.