Beef Strips in Sweet Soy Sauce


September 16, 2015

Beef Strips in Sweet Soy Sauce 5 0 5 8
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • 15 mins

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 6


1kg gravy/chuck beef

2-3 tbsp plain flour to coat

1 onion thin sliced

2 beef stock cubes

1 cup hot water

2 cloves garlic diced fine

1/2 cup sweet soy sauce (Kecap Manis) - this is not regular soy sauce

Shallots and sesame seeds to garnish


1Slice beef into thin stir-fry style strips.

2Add beef to bag with flour and shake to coat beef well in flour.

3Add beef to searing slow cooker or fry pan along with onion and sear until sealed/brown.Return beef to slow cooker or insert to slow cooker ready to slow cook from this stage on.

4Combine stock cubes, water, garlic and sweet soy sauce and stir to combine.

5Pour over beef and cook on low for 3hrs.

6Stir half way if able to - ok if not.

7Garnish with sliced shallots and sesame seeds when plated.

8Serve with brown rice.

Submitted by Paulene Christie


15 Reviews

Darren Comley

June 1, 2018

I tried this for the first time and stuck to the recipe. I liked it and found it very easy to make, but next time will use a different cut of beef (I used gravy beef) and also tweak it to my tastes. Maybe some soy sauce too, and/or sweet chilli sauce (which works really well with the kecap manis in the sweet soy chicken recipe). Thanks for the recipe Paulene.

I’d suggest longer cooking times for your cooker as Jess found that perfect
Or thinner slices of your beef to start with πŸ™‚


January 14, 2018

Delicious!! Added brocolli with half hour to go, so good. Will definitely be making it again πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


January 11, 2018

Loved this recipe too. Same as Jess above, I find my beef is abit chewy and that cooking it longer doesn’t always help. Any suggestions would be great! Thanku 😏

Michelle Chicken

June 5, 2017

I made a very similar recipe a few weeks back, but instead of the sweet soy sauce (I didn’t have any), I added some sweet chilli sauce and brown sugar. It was terrific!

Leanne Lee

May 29, 2017

So easy and delicious!
i added some julienne carrots cos I like to add extra veggies for the kids where i can.


January 30, 2017

Oh how my family loved this recipe next time ill b sure to make a bigger pot full…..leftovers yummy….thankyou

If you cannot use it I would leave it out.


January 28, 2017

Do you recommended using something else if not using the garlic. Allergies to garlic.

Regular soy sauce is not the same. Sweet sauce is far less salty and is a thicker sweet sauce πŸ™‚

Shameem M

October 2, 2016

Can we use normal soy sauce? Does it change taste too much? What can I add with?

Naomi Culley

May 6, 2016

Delicious recipe was still a little watery at the end added some cornflour but still a bit funny although the sauce went through the rice so it worked out well


April 21, 2016

After 3 hours on low the sauce was yummy but the meat was still chewy
(Maybe I didn’t brown the meat enough or my SC might not cook as hot as others). I kept it on low for another couple of hours and it was INCREDIBLE!!! Delicious sauce and the meat was falling apart. I will definitely be making this recipe again.


Deanne Gray

March 24, 2016

Tried this recipe and everyone loved it including my 16mo

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