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Beef Tomato Scrambled Eggs (牛肉番茄炒蛋)

Beef Tomato Scrambled Eggs (牛肉番茄炒蛋)

牛肉番茄炒蛋, or Beef Tomato Scrambled Eggs, is a delightful fusion of savory and slightly sweet flavors, combining tender slices of beef with juicy tomatoes and fluffy scrambled eggs. This dish is a comforting and nourishing meal, perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Here’s a straightforward recipe to make this delicious and satisfying dish at home.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


For the Beef:

  • 200 g beef sirloin or flank steak thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Pepper to taste
  • For the Scrambled Eggs:
  • 3 large eggs
  • Salt to taste
  • A dash of white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

For the Tomato Mixture:

  • 2 large tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup optional for extra tanginess
  • 2 green onions chopped for garnish


Marinate the Beef:

  • In a bowl, mix the thinly sliced beef with soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, and a dash of pepper. Set aside to marinate for about 15-20 minutes.

Prepare the Eggs:

  • Beat the eggs in a bowl with salt and white pepper.

Cook the Eggs:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium heat. Pour in the eggs and scramble until just set. Remove the eggs from the pan and set aside.

Cook the Beef:

  • In the same pan, add a bit more oil if necessary. Add the marinated beef slices and stir-fry until they are just cooked through. Remove the beef and set aside with the eggs.

Cook the Tomatoes and Onion:

  • Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan. Sauté the sliced onion until translucent.
  • Add the tomato wedges to the pan. If desired, add sugar and ketchup for extra sweetness and tanginess. Cook until the tomatoes are soft and start to break down, forming a sauce.

Combine Everything:

  • Return the cooked beef and scrambled eggs to the pan with the tomatoes. Gently mix everything together.

Garnish and Serve:

  • Sprinkle with chopped green onions.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or noodles.

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