Roast Beef with Tuna Sauce

Roast Beef with Tuna Sauce

"Vitel tonné" (veal in a tuna sauce) is a true classic of Italian cuisine, often served as a starter or as a buffet dish. This simplified version replaces the veal with pre-cooked roasted beef.

4 servings
Preparation 15 min
Standing 1 h

280 calories per serving 


200 g roast beef (cooked), thinly sliced    
3 tbsp capers   26 g
200 g tuna, canned    
3 tbsp mayonnaise   45 mL
2 tbsp milk, partly skimmed, 2%   30 mL
1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   1/2 lemon

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful for this recipe.


  1. Place the tuna in a food processor. Add the capers, mayonnaise, milk, and lemon juice, and mix for a few seconds until a smooth consitency is obtained. Add a little extra milk if the sauce is too dense to your taste.
  2. Arrange the roast beef slices on a serving plate, then spoon the tuna sauce on top. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 h then serve.


Following the tradition, this dish could be garnished with radish or carrot's rounds for a nicer presentation.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (130g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




15 g

24 %

Saturated 3.5 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

18 %


50 mg


310 mg

13 %


1 g

0 %


0 g

1 %


1 g


32 g

Vitamin A

2 %

Vitamin C

4 %


2 %


20 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Copper, Magnesium, Omega-3, Omega-6, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Good source of :
Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin D
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beef | Fish | Lunch box | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | High Iron | High Vitamin D | Source of Omega-3 | No Cook | Buffet | Picnic | Italian

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