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Cantonese Tomato Beef

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  Beef flank steak/Filet mignon tail 1 Pound (1 Small Steak)
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 2 Tablespoon, divided
  Cornstarch 4 Teaspoon, divided
  Chinese thin wheat noodles/12 ounces dry spaghetti 1 Pound
  Small onions 7 Ounce, peeled (3 Onions)
  Ripe tomatoes 2 Pound, cored (5 Large Ones)
  Beef broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Cider vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon, divided
  Minced fresh ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Green onion tops 1 , diagonally cut into thin slices
  Edible flowers 1 Tablespoon (Such As Nasturtiums, For Garnish)

1) Discard excess fat from beef and slice it lengthwise into 2 strips.
2) Slice this again into 1/2-inch-thick pieces across the grain.
3) In a large bowl, mix soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil and 1 teaspoon cornstarch.
4) Coat beef slices with this mixture and keep aside.
5) Chop each onion and tomato into 8 wedges.
6) In a large stockpot, prepare noodles as per package instructions until al dente and drain.

7) In the meantime, take a small bowl; mix well broth, sugar, remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch and vinegar in it and keep aside.
8) Mix remaining sesame oil with drained noodles and keep warm.
9) In a wok, heated over high heat for 1 minute, pour 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and heat for 30 seconds until drizzles.
10) Sauté ginger in it for about 30 seconds until it releases an aroma.
11) Add in beef mixture and lightly brown it for 5 minutes.
12) Keep aside beef and ginger in a bowl and minimize heat to medium.
13) To the wok, add remaining vegetable oil and sauté onion wedges for about 2 minutes until translucent.
14) Mix in 1/2 of tomato wedges and broth mixture and cook until liquid boils and thickens, stirring continuously.
15) Stir in beef, any juices and remaining tomato wedges and stir cook until done.

16) In a shallow serving bowl, place cooked noodles and pour over tomato-beef mixture.
17) Add green onion and use edible flowers to garnish.

18) Serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 872 Calories from Fat 273

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.8%

Saturated Fat 8.1 g40.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 176.5 mg58.8%

Sodium 734.5 mg30.6%

Total Carbohydrates 106 g35.2%

Dietary Fiber 13 g52%

Sugars 19.3 g

Protein 44 g88.1%

Vitamin A 40.8% Vitamin C 57.3%

Calcium 12.2% Iron 26.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cantonese Tomato Beef Recipe