Chinese Beef Stew Recipe

Beef Stew

Serves 4


1 lb. shin beef

1 oz. scallion

1/2 oz. crushed ginger

1 1/2 cinnamon stick

1 petal star anise

2 tbsps rice wine

3 tbsps dark soy sauce

1 oz. crystal sugar

Salt to taste

2 tsps. Sesame oil


1. Cut the beef into 1-inch cubes and dip into boiling water for about 15 seconds, the remove and drain.

2. Put the scallions and ginger in the bottom of a casserole and lay the beef on top.

3. Add cinnamon, star anise, rice wine, soy sauce and sugar together with 2 ½ cup water.

4. Cover the casserole with a tight fitting lid. Bring to the boil, then cook on a low heat for 4 hours. There should be very little gravy left when the cooking is finished.

5. Before serving, adjust the seasoning with salt and sugar and sprinkle with sesame oil.

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