Chinese Beef Stew


Chinese Beef Stew

Prep Time ~ 30 mins Cooking Time ~ 1hr 30 mins
Approx Cost ~ £12 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 4

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2 tablespoons oil

1 kg stewing beef cubed

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

2 garlic cloves,crushed

1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped

500ml beef stock

1 tablespoon runny honey

2 tablespoon dark soy sauce

1 stalk lemongrass, crushed

2 teaspoons Chinese five spice powder

2 tablespoons rice wine or dry sherry

3 spring onions, sliced


  • Heat oil in a large heavy based pan.
  • Add half the beef and fry for 5 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining beef.
  • Return the beef to the pan, add the ginger, garlic and chilli. Fry for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except spring onions.
  • Add enough stock to cover the meat, bring to the boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour 30 minutes, until meat is tender.
  • Take out the lemongrass. Add the spring onions, stir well.
  • Serve with rice.