Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the water, beef broth, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  2. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat; add beef, browning on all sides.
  4. Add broth mixture along with the green onions, garlic and ginger.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Cover and reduce heat.
  7. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender.
  8. Stir in bok choy and carrots; cook for 5 minutes or until tender.
  9. Serve beef mixture over hot rice noodles.
Most Helpful

Very tasty! I used 5 spice powder instead of the cinnamon and served over white rice instead of noodles. Otherwise I made as directed and it was really good. Thanks Kim.

Miraklegirl September 22, 2003

This is comfort food with a delicious Asian accent! Simple and delicious with a soothing blend of flavors. I had some leftover browned ground beef on hand, so I used it in place of the stew meat, and since my ground cinnamon was hiding, I threw in a cinnamon stick. Since I didn't have to let the beef cook in the stew, this was on the table from start to finish in under 30 minutes. Thanks for a great meal, Derf!

moxie July 07, 2003

Very delicious, and a big hit with the family! Served with brown rice and topped with spicy siracha. The sour-sweet was great, and a nice change in our dinner line-up.

Yogachef June 16, 2013