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

1 cup: 389 calories, 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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mixamixamixa User ID: 7564244 45674
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Excellent recipe. Very tasty."

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