Beef Tomato Stir-Fry Recipe

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I make this recipe often, especially in the summer when we harvest our garden and have an "oversupply" of tomatoes. This stir-fry always receives rave reviews from dinner guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound beef flank steak or top round steak
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, cut into strips
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 medium fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and cut into wedges
  • 3 cups cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

389 calories: 1 cup, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 318mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein .


  1. Slice steak on the diagonal into very thin strips. (It slices more easily if partially frozen.)
  2. In a bowl, combine the ginger, garlic, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, soy sauce and egg white. Add the meat and toss to coat. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large skillet or wok, heat oil on -medium-high; brown the meat. Remove the meat; set aside. Add the green pepper, onion, celery and 1/2 cup water; cover and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  4. Add ketchup and sugar; cover and cook for 2 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir into beef mixture; return to skillet. Cook until liquid is slightly thickened. Add tomatoes and stir for 1 minute just until heated through. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Beef Tomato Stir-Fry in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p15

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Excellent recipe. Very tasty."

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