Friday, September 25, 2015

Star Anise Braised Beef

Yum! This was so good! I plan on making this again! I served it with noodles and  a little warmed beef broth. The beef turned out tender and resembled beef stew with the texture but the flavors are 100% Asian!

Next time I'll make this in a slow cooker the night before.This way it can chill during the day and the excess fat can solidify on the top which will be easy to remove.

Braised Beef with Star Anise
Adapted from Chinese Cooking the Food and the Lifestyle by Annabel Jackson
Serves 2 - 4 people

2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
3 tbsp rice wine
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
2 tbsp white rice vinegar
1 tsp sugar
2 lb - 4 lb stewing beef
1 tbsp veg oil
1 garlic clove
1 thin slice of ginger root
2 star anise

Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl and marinade the beef for at least 2 hours.
Heat oil in a large pot with a lid and stir fry the garlic, ginger, and star anise until fragrant.
Remove the beef from the marinade and sear on medium heat.
Pour marinade over the beef and cover. Let simmer for about 90 minutes, flipping every 30 minutes to keep the meat coated.
When cooked, rest the beef for 5-10 minutes. serve hot or cold.

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