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Island-Style Beef Tomato

I’ve had versions of this Island-Style Beef Tomato recipe in Chinese Restaurants, in Japanese Restaurants, in mom and pop places here and in the United States and they are all unique, all different.
Not a single one with the flavors of this version I grew up with. The Chinese version, to me, is the most similar, but different of course.
Posted By: Deirdre K Todd
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 Servings.


  • 1 lb. beef sirloin to top round, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, 1-inch cubes
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, 1-inch cubes
  • 2 stalks celery, peeled, 1-inch pieces
  • 2 large tomatoes, wedges
  • 3 stalks green onion, 1 ½-inch pieces


  • ¼ c. chicken broth
  • 1 TB cornstarch
  • 1-2 TB catsup, to taste
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar


  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 3 TB Aloha shoyu
  • 1 TB sherry
  • 1 TB cornstarch
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • pinch white pepper


  • In a mixing bowl; combine marinade ingredients.
  • Marinate beef 10-15 minutes.
  • In a small mixing bowl; combine sauce ingredients.
  • Taste for seasoning, adding more catsup as desired.
  • Reserve.
  • In a large skillet or wok; heat TB of oil.
  • Brown beef; remove from pan.
  • Add remaining TB of oil.
  • Saute onion, bell pepper and celery until crisp tender.
  • Add beef and tomatoes.
  • Cook 2 minutes.
  • Add green onion and sauce mixture; bring to a boil; stirring until slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat.

How To Serve:

  • Serve immediately over hot steamed rice.
  • Serves 4.
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