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Vietnamese Beef and Celery in Tomato Sauce

My beef and celery in tomato sauce is a variation of a popular Vietnamese rice dish that can be whipped up in under 15 minutes. It is basically pan fried strips of beef and celery topped with a can of tomatoes.
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 people
Calories 369kcal
Author Scruff


  • Medium Fry Pan


  • 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 or to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar

To Serve

  • jasmine rice


  • Prepare all your ingredients.
  • Heat a fry pan over high heat, then add the oil. Fry the onion and garlic for 30 seconds.
  • Add the beef, salt and pepper. Fry until nearly all brown. (1-2 minutes).
  • Add the celery to the pan and fry for 1 minute. 
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, fish sauce and sugar. Stir until combined and the sauce is bubbling. 
  • 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.
  • Serve with rice.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1210mg | Potassium: 1050mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 4mg