Spicy Beef Stew (Bo Kho)

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by Rita1652

This is better the next day like most stews. It`s 2-15-2005 and I just made this it`s fall apart tender. The aromas from the star anise and cinnamon are heavenly. I didn`t find it to spicy. The spicyness depends on the curry you use. I also had a 1/2 red pepper and 1/2 celery which I dice and tossed into the pot along with the beer.

Top Review by chia2160

this is a nice curry dish, i didn't use beer, just the spices and water. i did thicken it with a bit of cornstarch , and served it over jasmine rice, good dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat half of the oil with annatto seeds and stir quickly until the oil takes on the redish-brown color of the seeds.
  2. Set aside, strain and remove the seeds.
  3. Marinate the beef cubes with onion, half the garlic, salt, sugar and half of the annatto seed oil mixture for 45 minutes.
  4. Heat the remaining annatto seed oil and cook the remaining garlic until soft.
  5. Add curry powder, beer and marinade and it`s ingredients.
  6. Braise the beef, adding a little water, lemongrass, star anise and cinnamon.
  7. Cook at 350 degree in oven for 1 hour then and add carrots.
  8. Cook for 1 more hour.
  9. Simmer 5 more minutes.
  10. Garnish and serve over white rice is how I served it. The juices got absorbed into the rice.

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