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Vietnamese Beef and Celery in Tomato Sauce

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword Beef and Celery in Tomato Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 - 3 people
Author Scruff


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 brown onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 200 gm beef steak, cut into thin strips (whatever cut you can afford)
  • 1/8 tsp salt, or a good pinch
  • cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (400 gm)
  • 100 gm celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar


  1. Prepare all your ingredients.

  2. Heat a fry pan over high heat, then add the oil. Fry the onion and garlic for 30 seconds.

  3. Add the beef, salt and pepper. Fry until nearly all brown. (1-2 minutes).

  4. Add the celery to the pan and fry for 1 minute. 

  5. Add the crushed tomatoes, fish sauce and sugar. Stir until combined and the sauce is bubbling. 

  6. Check the seasoning of your sauce. If it needs more salt / flavour then add more fish sauce. If the sauce is too tangy, add more sugar.

  7. Serve with rice.