Vietnamese Beef Stew (Bo' Kho)

Recipe by Nolita_Food
READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix lemongrass, fish sauce, 5-spice powder, ginger, brown sugar and bay leaf, marinate the beef for 30 minutes.
  • Over high heat, heat oil in a heavy-bottemed 5-quart pot, sear the beef quickly then remove, reserve lemongrass and bay leaf for later use.
  • Reduce heat to medium, cook onions till translucent (5 minutes), then add tomato and cook with lid on for another 12-15 minutes.
  • If sauce is too thick, add a bit of water.
  • Add back the beef, lemongrass, bay leaf and star anise, cook uncovered for 5 minutes then add water.
  • Bring pot to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Add carrots and simmer for another 45 minutes until beef and carrots are tender.
  • Remove bay leaf, lemongrass and star anise before serving with cilantro and Thai basil.
  • Taste great with steam rice or French bread.
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