Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Beef Stew  with Hot Bean Paste Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4-5

2 1/2 lbs



5 slices


1 tablespoon

1 cup

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

3 tablespoons

Beef (chunk or flank)

Garlic buds

Green onions


Star anise

Brown peppercorn

Soy sauce




Hot bean paste

Method :
  • Cut the beef into 1 1/2 inch squares and cook for half a minute in boiling water. Remove beef, drain off the boiling water, return beef and add fresh boiling water to about 2 inches above beef.

  • Add star anise, green onion and ginger. Use low-heat, stew covered about 1 hour.

  • Heat oil in frying pan. When hot, add the garlic and peppercorns and stir fry.

  • Then add hot bean paste, soy sauce and wine. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.

  • Add into the beef pot and mix. Stew another hour or until beef is tender (about 1 hour).

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