Chinese-Style Braised Beef One-Pot

Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Great for casual entertaining, when you fancy a warming beef stew but with some more vibrant flavours. Can be frozen for up to 1 month.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a large, shallow casserole.
  2. Fry the garlic, ginger, scallions and chili for 3 mins until soft and fragrant. Tip onto a plate. Toss the beef in the flour, add 1 tbsp more oil to the pan, then brown the meat in batches, adding more oil if you need to. It should take about 5 mins to brown each batch properly.
  3. Add the five-spice and star anise (if using) to the pan, tip in the gingery mix, then fry for 1 min until the spices are fragrant.
  4. Add the sugar, then the beef and stir until combined. Keep the heat high, then splash in the wine or sherry, scraping up any meaty bits. Heat oven to 300°F
  5. Pour in the soy and broth (it won't cover the meat completely), bring to a simmer, then tightly cover, transfer to the oven and cook for 1½-2 hrs, stirring the meat halfway through.
  6. The meat should be very soft, and any sinewy bits should have melted away. Season with more soy.
  7. This can now be chilled and frozen for up to 1 month.
  8. Serve with steamed bok choy and white rice.
Most Helpful

Soooo good! This is a dish we always ordered when craving authentic Chinese food. Now, I can make it at home. I add the recommended 2 star anise to get the full, rich flavor this dish is meant to have. (discard before serving) I also use dried chili pepper if I don't have fresh on hand. Excellent over rice.

Rosalita780 December 29, 2011