Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Easy Spicy Beef Stew

This is an easy dish. I had some beef left in my freezer and after much thought, decide to whip this up over the weekend. This is great eaten with bread or steamed rice.

I used my thermal pot to cook this because I don't like the idea of cooking it over the stove for too long. The best plus point is that using it gives me freedom to do my other chores. But of course, you can use the normal pot and simmer it till the meat is tender.


This is a basic recipe. You can add curry powder or coriander for more fragrance and taste

400-500g beef, cut into cubes
1 large yellow onion, cut into rings
3 medium potatoes, cut into wedges
3 tbsp garlic paste
3 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp chilli paste
1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
1 small can (100g) tomato puree
1.5-2 tbsp kicap manis
1 cup water
3-4 tbsp oil
salt to taste

1. Marinate beef with worchestershire sauce, garlic paste, ginger paste, chilli paste for about 30min - 1hr
2. Fry the potatoes wedges till half cooked and put it aside
3. Heat oil in a pot
4. Stir fry beef till browned
5. Add a bit of water and pour in tomato puree
6. Stir till well blended and then add kicap manis and salt
7. Continue stirring at the same time pour water till it covers the beef
8. Let simmer for about 20 mins then add onion rings and potato wedges
9. Continue simmer till meat is tender. Add more water if gravy gets too dry
11.Serve hot with steamed rice or bread


Anonymous said...


Tried this recipe of yours. Spicy and good.


Princess Hippo said...

Hi Zu,
Is it possible for you to advise me on which brand to buy for thermal pot? Is 3L too big for a family of 2 or 3 adults? If I would like to cook this dish in thermal pot,how long should I put in the inner pot?

Zurynee said...

Hi princess_hippo, I am currently using Thermos brand pot which is 3L. I find it just nice for family of 2 or 3 adults.

To make this dish, I usually will simmer it over the stove for about 30mins and then transfer it to the outer pot for half a day.


Princess Hippo said...

Thanks. Thinking of buying a thermo pot. Heard Tiger brand is good. Not too sure it's true.

Zurynee said...

Tiger, Zojirushi and Thermos are the brands you should look out for when buying thermo pot or airport because they are very reliable and good.