Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Years ago I took a series of Chinese cooking classes. I lost the recipes that I had acquired there and just recently found them again. Here's one of our favorites. To make the steak easier to slice, take the meat out of the freezer for about 1 1/2 hours before slicing. If it's cut on the diagonal, it will curl during cooking. And as most stir-fries, prepare all of the ingredients ahead of beginning the cooking, as it will go very quickly once started.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix marinade ingredients and marinate the beef slices for about 15 minutes.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in wok.
  3. Stir-fry onion 1 to 2 minutes in hot oil.
  4. Add celery and bell pepper; stir-fry briefly.
  5. Remove vegetable mixture from wok and reserve.
  6. Heat about another 2 tablespoons oil in wok.
  7. Add curry, beef and salt.
  8. Cook until beef is about 3/4 done.
  9. Add tomatoes, ketchup and the reserved vegetables.
  10. Stir to heat thoroughly.
  11. Add soy sauce to taste.


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This was excellent tomato beef curry! I basically made as written with just a few changes to suit our tastes. First, we love tomato beef curry chow mein, so I boiled and fried some chow mein noodles to add to this. To the meat marinade, I added some fresh garlic and ginger and marinated it for about 45 mins. Also, I added extra curry powder, ketchup, and soy sauce. Lastly, because I was adding chow mein noodles, I added about 1/2 c. beef broth with a little cornstarch added to make extra sauce to compensate for the noodles. We loved it! Thank you for sharing this wonderful is definitely a keeper! **Made for Culinary Quest - Suitcase Gourmets**

Bayhill September 09, 2014

This was really good. I am surprised though that a Chinese recipe would contain ketchup, but the flavor was very nice. I didn't have any sherry, so i just added a Tbsp of regular red wine, figured at 1 Tbsp it wouldn't really matter. Served with Japanese sticky rice.

HeatherN February 21, 2009

Delicious! I made this using thinly sliced pork and also added in 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic and added in 2 teaspoons chili flakes, I made this for my DS as a take-home pac and I am sure it will be thoroughly enjoyed, thanks lazyme!

Kittencal@recipezazz February 05, 2008

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