Slow-cooker Asian Beef Stew


slow-cooker asian beef stew

Ingredients

  • 800 g (1 lb 12 oz) braising steak, cubed
  • 3 tbs Kikkoman soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbs palm sugar or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp five spice powder
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, outer leaves removed, chopped finely
  • 3 tbs vegetable oil
  • 3 large shallots, chopped finely
  • 3 carrots, cubed
  • 400 g (14 oz) butternut squash, cubed
  • 2 green chillies, deseeded and sliced
  • 4 large tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 250 ml (9 fl oz) beef stock
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp cornflour mixed with 1 tbs cold water
  • To Garnish: Thai basil leaves; green and red chillies.
  • To Serve: steamed rice.
Recipe courtesy of Kikkoman.

Days like these are just made for tasty, hot one-pot meals. And this Slow-cooker Asian Beef Stew is perfect.

A few minutes prep, then into the slow-cooker for the day to develop those lovely, savoury flavours. And best of all, it doesn’t need any attention while it’s cooking.

This recipe serves four.

Method:

  1. Put the beef in a bowl and add the soy sauce, minced garlic, sugar, five spice powder, pepper and lemongrass. Mix to
    combine, cover and leave to marinate for an hour.
  2. Heat 2 tbs of the oil in a non-stick frying-pan and brown the beef, in batches, until nicely coloured. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  3. Wipe the pan and heat the remaining oil. Fry the shallots for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the carrots, squash and chillies and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, star anise and cinnamon sticks and bring to a simmer. Transfer to the slow cooker and stir in the cornflour.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Remove the cinnamon sticks and star anise.
  6. Garnish with sliced green and red chillies and Thai basil leaves and serve over steamed rice.

Enjoy!


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If the Slow-cooker Asian Beef Stew was a hit, you can find more slow-cooker goodness with our Slow-roasted Pork with Braised Leeks and Kale or Slow-cooked Turkey With Spiced Chickpeas.

Or turn up the heat with a healthy and hearty vegetable chilli!