What you'll need:

  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 50g piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 500g braising steak or similar, cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 350ml beef stock
  • 4 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 4 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • Salt and pepper

Time: 4 hours

Serves: 4



Fry the onions in a large pan in a little oil for about 8-10 minutes, or until softened and translucent. Add the ginger, chilli flakes, and garlic, and fry for about 2 minutes more.


Season the beef well with pepper, and sprinkle the 5 spice powder all over. Add to the pan, and fry for 4 minutes, or until browned. Transfer the whole lot to the slow cooker, pour in the stock and the soy sauce, and cook for 4 hours.


Once the beef is cooked, make a paste from the cornflour and some water, and add to the mixture with a whisk. Stir in the honey, and cook for a further 15 minutes until thick and glossy. Serve hot with boiled noodles, and enjoy.

Wine Match

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There you have it -- a delicious recipe for Slow Cooked Chinese Beef!

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