Chinese Chilli Bean Beef Stew
A delightful melt in the mouth beef stew with a kick, delicious!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2.5cm/1inch fresh root ginger, peeled and finely sliced
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1 onion, sliced
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into thick slices
1kg/2 ¼ lb braising beef
1 litre/ 1 ¾ pints vegetable stock
2 tbsp chilli bean paste
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp water
2 spring onions, chopped
1 small handful of fresh coriander, chopped
Jasmine rice, cooked as per packet instructions
1. Place all the ingredients except the cornflour mixture into a large pan or wok and bring to the boil.
2. Cover the pan and reduce to a simmer and cook for 2 hours.
3. Add the cornflour mixture to the stew and mix through.
4. Serve with jasmine rice and garnish with the spring onions and coriander. Enjoy!