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Et Sote Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Et Sote Recipe - Beef Saute In Tomatoes

Often described as a Turkish stir fry, this et sote recipe is versatile and can be served with a number of complimentary side dishes.
Course Main
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 530kcal
Author Turkey's For Life


For The Et Sote

  • 250 g cubed beef
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes 1 chopped & 1 grated
  • 2 green peppers cored & roughly chopped
  • 1 onion peeled & roughly chopped
  • 1 fresh chilli finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 dessert spoonful tomato puree
  • 1 knob butter
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 handful parsley finely chopped (to garnish)
  • salt & pepper to taste

For The Bread

  • 100 g bread
  • 1 knob butter
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes


For The Et Sote

  • Add your meat & butter to a frying pan and cook on a medium heat.
  • Once the juices have reduced, add your onion & pepper (and chilli, if using).
  • Stir around until your onion & pepper have softened a little.
  • Now add your grated tomato & simmer for a few minutes to allow your beef to cook through.
  • Add your chopped tomato, oregano & seasoning and stir.
  • After a couple of minutes, add your salca & around 100ml water.
  • Stir until your salca has dissolved and simmer until your beef has completely softened.
  • Add more water if your sauce thickens too much.
  • Remove from the heat.

For The Bread

  • Roughly cut your bread into bite-sized chunks.
  • Heat the butter & chilli flakes in a pan & add the bread.
  • Stir around until the bread starts to crisp & toast (around 2 minutes).
  • Arrange the bread around the edges of two large bowls and add your et sote to the centre.
  • Sprinkle with the parsley and serve.


  • As well as beef, sote dishes can also be made with lamb, chicken or vegetables.
  • Other accompaniments can be rice or bulgur wheat pilaf.
  • As with all our recipes, calories are approximate and meant as a rough guide.