Beef Tomato Pasta - The Stir Fry Style

An Easy Asian-Fusion Pasta Recipe

This recipe was inspired by a traditional Cantonese noodle dish called Beef Chow Fun, which means beef stir fry noodles. In the traditional Cantonese dish, the Beef Chow Fun is stir-fried with flat-wide rice noodles, scallions, onion, beef slices, and soy sauce. With a similar concept, how would it taste like if the stir fry method was used in pasta? They are both noodles, right? 

Having this in mind, I came up with this idea to use tomato, beef, and onion to stir fry with pasta. I also really love the spicy kick in the traditional Fra Diavolo Sauce, so I added red pepper flakes in the recipe to give it a hint of spice! 

Picking the Beef

The secret of a successful stir fry is to choose the good quality meat. The right kind of meat can give the right texture and flavor to the dish. For the beef slices, I recommend using top blade beef shoulder. The top blade is cut from the shoulder muscle. It has a tender texture, it is flavorful and juicy. I like to use it for stir fry because it is not easy to get tough and dry.

Marinating the Beef

For stir fry beef, the go-to marinate is salt, pepper, onion powder, and rub with olive oil. If the beef you have is not high quality, that’s ok. You can add a pinch of baking soda to the beef. The baking soda will tenderize the cheaper cut of beef and give it a better texture.

Beef Tomato Stir Fry Pasta

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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An Asian fusion stir fry pasta, perfect for weeknight dinner


  • Pasta (about 4oz)
  • Sliced beef
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 5 tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • A dash of red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ⅓ cup olive oil


  1. Season the beef slices with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Rub with olive oil
  2. In a frying pan, over high heat, add some olive oil, pan sear the beef slices until browned
  3. When the beef is half done, set it aside for later
  4. In the meanwhile, boil hot water in a pot and cook the pasta until done
  5. In the same pan, over medium heat, add olive oil to the pan
  6. Fry garlic, tomato, and onion in the pan
  7. Add salt to the pan and slowly simmer
  8. Add red pepper flakes to the sauce
  9. Mix and fry the beef and pasta with the sauce in the pan
  10. Add soy sauce to the pasta and stir fry all the ingredients

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