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Chinese food recipe « beef stew »
Posted by: vivian_wang_wei (IP Logged)
Date: December 16, 2007 10:20PM
Beef Stew - 红烩牛肉

Chinese cooks at Hawaiian ranches made stew on an open fire, tossing the less-than-tender beef into a pot of water to simmer all day long, then adding vegetables shortly before the cowboys came in.

2 pounds stewing beef (we also recommend chuck roast or short ribs)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 large onions
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce (or 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste)
6 medium potatoes, cut to the size of small stones
2 large carrots, cut to the size of bottle corks
5 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt
Thickener:4 tablespoons flour, pinch of sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 cup water


Finely mince the garlic and half of one of the onions. Heat the cooking oil in a large pot. Add the garlic and onions and brown. Add the beef and salt and sautee until beef is thoroughly browned. Add tomato sauce and enough water to cover the beef. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer covered, until meat is tender - a half an hour longer (longer for short ribs).

Meanwhile, cut the remaining onions into wedges (six to an onion). Add the potatoes to the pot and again bring to a boil. Replace the lid and simmer another half hour. Add carrots and cook 15 minutes; add the onions; simmer another 15 minutes.

Mix the thickener ingredients in a small bowl. Make sure to get all the lumps out. Bring the stew back up to a boil. Add thickener, stirring constantly until well combined. Simmer another 10 minutes. Serve on plates over steaming hot white rice.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/17/2007 02:00AM by Olive.

Re: Chinese food recipe « beef stew »
Posted by: Yarik (IP Logged)
Date: February 08, 2008 05:41AM
I will ask mum cook it

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/08/2008 06:16AM by Yarik.

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