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Beef with Tomato Sauce

Experience the rich and comforting flavors of tomato sauce and beef with a classic dish, Beef with Tomato Sauce.

March 20, 2023
Beef with Tomato Sauce
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 90 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 120 mins



  1. Marinate the meat with onion juice, garlic, thyme, and olive oil. Keep in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Before cooking the meat, take it out of the fridge and bring it to room temperature. If it is fried in a cold way, it will leave the broth.
  3. Heat the oil and butter in the pan. When the oil is hot, cook the meat for 2-3 minutes on both sides and seal, then put it in the cooking pot.
  4. Add oil to the pan and fry the onions and garlic. Add tomato paste and fry for 2-3 more minutes until the smell comes out, then add the sealed meats.
  5. Add the bay leaf. Add hot water and cook on medium-high heat. Add salt and pepper when it is almost cooked.
  6. After pouring the meat onto the serving plate, add the flour and water to the remaining tomato paste in the pot.
  7. Boil for a couple of minutes, pour over the meat, and serve it.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Beef with Tomato Sauce
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.9 g16.5%
Cholesterol 180 mg60%
Sodium 1030 mg44.8%
Protein 73 g146%
Potassium 781 mg16.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Choose the right cut of beef. The choice of meat is very important; Meat selection is very important, you can use sirloin steak for this dish. If you prefer, look for chunks of beef suitable for slow cooking, such as chuck or brisket. These cuts contain more fat and connective tissue, which makes them tender and flavorful when slow-cooked.
  • Brown the meat. Cook the meat in a pan over high heat before adding it to the tomato sauce. This will help caramelize the meat and create a deeper flavor.
  • Add fresh herbs such as thyme and rosemary to the tomato sauce.
  • Use good-quality canned tomatoes.
  • Cook the beef in tomato sauce over low heat for at least two hours, or until the beef is tender and the sauce has thickened. This will allow the flavors to mingle and the beef to become tender.
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If you want to offer your guests a unique flavor, you have found the right recipe. This recipe for Beef with Tomato sauce, which is a tender and satisfying meat dish, can be your choice. You can serve it by preparing mashed potatoes on the side.

What Cut of Beef Is Best For Beef With Tomato Sauce?

The best cuts for beef in tomato sauce are those suitable for slow cooking or steaming, such as ground beef, breast, or round. These cuts contain more connective tissue and fat, which break down during the slow cooking process, resulting in tender, flavorful beef. These cuts also absorb the flavors of tomato sauce well. Leaner meats such as sirloin or filet are not suitable for this recipe, as they can become tough and dry when slow-cooked in tomato sauce.

How To Thicken Tomato Sauce?

There are several ways to thicken tomato sauce:

  • Cook the steak longer in the tomato sauce to get a thicker sauce.
  • Mix equal amounts of flour and butter. Cook over low heat until the mixture turns light brown. Add this mixture to the tomato sauce and stir until it thickens.
  • Mix the cornstarch or flour with cold water or broth until it forms a smooth paste. Add this paste to the tomato sauce and cook for a few minutes until it thickens.
  • Use tomato paste. Add a few tablespoons of tomato paste to the sauce and stir until completely mixed. The tomato paste will help thicken the sauce.
  • Add grated Parmesan cheese. This thickens the sauce and adds flavor.
  • Adding too much thickener can cause the sauce to taste thick or starchy. Start with a small amount and gradually add more ingredients as needed.

What To Serve with Beef with Tomato Sauce?

Beef in tomato sauce is a hearty and delicious dish that can be served in a variety of ways. You can serve this dish alone or with side dishes. Serve the steak with tomato sauce over rice or pasta. You can add steamed or sautéed greens such as spinach, kale, or chard to the beef stew. It also goes well with creamy mashed potatoes. Serve hot steak with tomato sauce and enjoy its rich flavors.

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How To Store Beef with Tomato Sauce?

Beef with Tomato Sauce can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

Refrigerator: Let the steak cool to room temperature. Then transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Freezer: You can freeze the steak if you plan to store it longer. Leave the cooked steak with tomato paste to cool at room temperature. Then transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag. Freeze steak in tomato sauce for up to 1 month in the freezer.

Can Beef with Tomato Sauce Be Frozen?

Yes, you can freeze beef in tomato sauce.

  • Allow the veal in tomato sauce to cool to room temperature before freezing.
  • Then transfer to an airtight container or freezer-proof plastic bags.
  • Freeze in the freezer for up to one month.

Freezing meat can affect the texture of the meat and the consistency of the tomato sauce. Therefore, it is best to consume the steak fresh.

How To Reheat Beef with Tomato Sauce?

You can reheat the beef in tomato sauce on the stove or in the microwave.

Stovetop: If reheating on the stovetop, place the meat in a saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until completely heated through.

Microwave Oven: If cooking in the microwave, place the meat on a microwave-safe plate and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally, until fully heated.

To store beef with tomato sauce in a clean container, use proper food preservation techniques to prevent spoilage.

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