I am completely addicted to stewed beef at the moment. There is just something about the ease at which it can be prepared, the melt in your mouth meat and rich flavours that keeps me on the hunt for new and creative ways to prepare it. In this recipe I used Asian flavours including ginger, onion, tamari (soy sauce) and Chinese 5 spice to create a thick and flavourful sauce that completely coats the tender chunks of beef. This is an incredibly easy dish to prepare so hands on prep is under 10 minutes, then you just put everything in a pot or slow cooker and forget about it for 2 hours. I like doubling the recipe so there are enough leftovers to last a few days, the meat becomes even more tender and tastes richer a day or two after cooking, so you can store it in the freezer for a few months without having to worry about losing flavour.
I like serving this beef on cauliflower rice which I season with tamari and a side of steamed broccoli, asparagus or bok choi. I think this would also be amazingly good shredded and served in an Asian style taco with pickled red onions and a lime and cabbage slaw…..I am drooling as I type this. Looks like dinner tonight is sorted!
- 1 tsp oil
- 400g beef, cubed
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 tbsp fresh grated ginger
- 1 onion
- 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp tamari
- 2½ cups beef stock
- Heat the oil in a pot on medium heat. Add in the cubed beef and cook until browned on all sides then add in the garlic, ginger and onion. Continue to cook for 4-5 minutes until the onions soften and become translucent.
- Add in the remaining ingredients, lower the heat to low, place a lid on the pot and allow to cook and a gentle simmer for 2 hours. If the mixture becomes to thick add more stock to ensure it doesn’t burn.
- After 2 hours the beef will be very tender and the sauce should be thick. Serve the beef topped with chopped spring onion and/or cilantro