Tomato Beef Curry

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

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  1. 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**
  2. 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.
  3. 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!


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