Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)
Spicy Beef Stew Recipe
(Thit Bo Ham Gia Vi)
Onions, finely chopped
Garlic, finely chopped
Spring onions, dead skin peeled off
Lemon grass, cut into 5cm and crushed
Stewing beef, cut into 2.5cm cubes
Yellow bean sauce, chopped and crushed
Heat 15ml oil in a wok over a medium high
heat. Put in the onions, garlic and whole spring onions and stir fry for
Add the lemon grass and continue to stir
until the onions become lightly brown, remove the spring onions and set
Heat the remaining oil over a high heat.
Stir fry as many pieces of beef as are convenient until they are brown,
turning them over from time to time. Continue until all the beef has
Add the water. Add the lemon grass
mixture, yellow bean sauce, chili powder, star anise, cinnamon,
peppercorns and sugar and bring to the boil. Cover and lower the heat to
simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours.
Add the reserved spring onions, cover
again and allow to simmer for a further 15 minutes or until the sauce
has thickened a little and the meat is tender.
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