Umami Beef & Potatoes


  • 1 lb. of lean ground beef
  • 1 large russet potato, diced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce, or 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 stalks green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. oil


  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a pot or dutch oven then add the garlic and onion. Stir to prevent from burning. Cook the garlic and onions until softened.
  2. Add the ground beef and saute until no longer pink. Add the tomato sauce, water, carrots, sweet potato and potato. Reduce to low and let simmer for 20 minutes until the carrots and potatoes have softened. Turn the heat up and add the green onions, fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar. Cook for 5 to 10 more minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Serve over rice.


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