Five Spice Beef


It’s pretty cold seems like although the daffodils and crocuses are out winter has returned and I want something hearty but not stodgy.

Stir Fried beef unless you choose an expensive cut and cook it very quickly can be chewy. I much prefer this slow cook version and you end up with a delicious smelling house

You could add mushrooms, aubergine or even some pumpkin/sweet potato if you want to bulk out the meat.

I love it served with stick rice, or rice noodles and some steamed greens, here  pruple sprouting brocollis is just coming into season

Slow Cooked Five Spice Beef

Serves 4

500g of beef joint (Leg or shin) something suitable for stewing chopped into ½ inch cubes
1 medium onion finely chopped
1tsp five spice powder
1tsp red chilli flakes
1 clove of garlic
1tsp of honey
1 tbsp of cornflour
4 tbsp of soy or oyster sauce

If you like some extra spice 10 Sezchuan Peppercorns crused ad a little hot and numbing.

Pressure Cooker 

  1. Place all the ingredients in the pressure cooker , except the cornflour
  2. Bring to HIGH and cook for 45 minutes
  3. Once cooked release the pressure and stir in the cornflour and warm through.

Slow Cooker 

OR place all the ingredients in a slow-cooker for 6 hours on low.

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