Chinese Cold Spiced Beef

Recipe by Halcyon Eve
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry about 30 seconds. Add beef shanks and brown briefly; stir-fry about 1 minute.
  • Add rice wine, soy sauces, water, cinnamon, star anise, and Sichuan peppercorns. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 2 hours. Check and add liquid if needed.
  • Stir in sugar. Simmer an additional 10 minutes or until beef is tender.
  • Remove beef from wok. Cool; place in ziplock bag and refrigerate until chilled or freeze along with a little of the cooking liquid.
  • To use after chilling: slice beef thinly; arrange attractively on a platter and garnish with cilantro, if desired.
  • To use after freezing: thaw beef in refrigerator and drain off liquid. Continue as above.