Chinese Leg of Beef in Fruit Sauce Recipe

Leg of Beef in Fruit Sauce 

Serves 6 to 8


2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 inch piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped

3 lbs boned leg (shin) of beef, cubed

Juice of 1 lemon

Juice of 2 oranges

4 tbsp soy sauce

1 ¼ cup dry red wine

2 ½ cups water

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to cool 150°C (Gas Mark 2, 300°F).

Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and stir fry for 1 minute.

Add the beef and fry until it is evenly browned.

Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil.

Transfer the casserole to the oven and bake for 4 hours, stirring three to four times during the cooking period.

Remove from the oven and serve at once.

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