Red Beef Stew

Recipe by ellie_
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins




  • Over medium high heat, bring a large pot of water to boil and add beef, boil for 10 seconds. Drain, and rinse under cold water for 1 minute. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine next 5 ingredients (onion - star anise). Set aside.
  • In another small bowl or cup combine next 5 ingredients (soy sauce - salt). Set aside.
  • Over high heat heat hot chili oil in a wok or large skillet.
  • Add onion mixture to wok and stir-fry 2 minutes.
  • Stir in beef and stir-fry 3 minutes.
  • Transfer mixture to large sauce pan or pot, adding 2 3/4 cups water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer until beef is tender (1 hour and 40 minutes), stirring occasionally. You may need to add more water.
  • Stir in carrots. Cover and simmer until tender (20 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  • Remove chilies and star anise - discard.
  • Increase heat to high.
  • In a small cup dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup water. Stir into stew, stirring for 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Transfer to serving dish (over egg noddles or rice, if desired), garnishing with green onions.