Tomato Beef Saute

tomato beef saute on a plate with a side of white rice

I got a recipe for you that I promise will be on repeat in your household and guess what? This tomato beef saute only takes 20 minutes to make it onto that dinner table. Talk about a super easy, fast, and delicious meal! You have a protein, vegetables, and grain for a complete meal. It is so good that I am making it again today as both my husband and I love it.

This tomato beef saute was brought to my attention by a fellow friend who suggested what to make with my excess tomatoes from my garden. So, she mentioned this super simple Syrian dish known as imnazaleh. This meal has lots of Middle Eastern flavors from the seasonings used and heartiness from the bountiful of veggies. Furthermore, it is often served with rice to complete it but I can imagine it would be fantastic with spaghetti as well similar to a bolognese.

All you need is one skillet to prepare this saute which makes the cleaning super easy to do to. What is also convenient is the peas and carrots mix is already frozen so no prep is necessary. For the potatoes, I buy the Little Potato company microwave kits as they cook in 5 minutes in the microwave making them easy to include in the saute. As mentioned before, this would go perfectly with rice, bread, or even pasta.

Why make this tomato beef saute?

You can substitute the ground beef for ground lamb, ground turkey, or ground chicken. It is a very versatile dish as you can add whatever vegetables or protein available or favorited by you. I have also taken a video to demonstrate from A-Z how to make this dish for all of my visual learners. See the youtube video below for reference.

And as always, I would love to hear what you think of this recipe once you give it a try. I hope you find this recipe just as enjoyable as my husband and I do.

tomato beef saute on a plate with a side of white rice
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5 from 4 votes

Tomato Beef Saute

This is one of the heartierst and easiest dinners you will ever enjoy It just takes 20 minutes to make this flavorful tomato beef saute that is served with rice.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Arabic, Middle Eastern
Keyword: beef recipes, easy dinner ideas, easy recipes, Fufus Kitchen, saute, tomate beef skillet, tomato beef saute, tomato recipes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Heifa


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 2 cups Chopped Tomatoes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Frozen or fresh Peas and Carots whatever you have on hand
  • 1 cup Cubed Boiled potatoes
  • 1/3 cup Fresh chopped cilantro
  • 3 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 Yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Seven Spice
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable stock more to make the mixture looser
  • 1 cup Cooked White Rice


  • In a large nonstick skillet, add the ground beef and cook on medium heat. Break down the meat to make it ground bits with your wooden untensil. Note that there is no need to add oil to cook ground beef since it already has some fat content in it. Season the meat with salt and pepper.
  • After the meat is browned, add the onions and garlic to the meat mixture. Stir it all together and make sure the meat is broken down. Let this cook for a few minutes and then add the tomatoes to the muxture along with the tomato paste. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, and seven spice. Mix well.
  • Keep stirring as it cooks on medium heat. It will appear chunky at first but once the tomatoes cook and break down then it will be saucier. Cover and let it cook for a few minutes.
  • After a few minutes, add the peas/carrots, potatoes, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Stir together.
  • Add the vegetable stock to thin out the mixture and stir. Cover and allow ofr it to simmer for 2 minutes then enjoy.
  • Plate the cooked rice with the tomato beef sautee. Enjoy it warm!


You can use a crushed tomato can in place of fresh tomatoes but in this case, you will not need any stock as the tomato sauce will have enough liquid.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this dish and it was super easy and delish. My kids are hard to please and this was definitely a hit. I left out the peas and carrots because kids are picky. Otherwise, it turned out great

  2. 5 stars
    I made this yesterday and it was so good. I usually hate cinnamon in food but then I was like if fufu says to put cinnamon then we put cinnamon. A small dash of cinnamon and it enhanced all the flavors. I did add carrots. Delicious and so satisfying. Thank you fufu!!

  3. 5 stars
    LOVE this recipe! One of my family favourites!! It feels like a hug in a meal!! So quick to make, which is a major plus for a working mom!

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