Chinese braised beef

A lovely delicate Chinese flavoured dish that will have your friend or family licking their plates clean !

Submitted by Jarrah King

Chinese braised beef

A lovely delicate Chinese flavoured dish that will have your friend or family licking their plates clean !
5 from 2 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1kg diced beef
  • 1 cup sliced spring onions
  • 150ml sweet soy sauce
  • 1tbs honey
  • 1tbs sugar (I used coconut sugar)
  • 3tsp minced garlic
  • 3tsp minced ginger
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1tsp sambal olek chilli paste
  • 1tsp nutmeg
  • 1tsp Chinese five spice
  • 2tbs vinegar
  • —Cornflour Slurry
  • 2tbs cornflour in 6tbs water,
  • 1tsp sambal olek,
  • 1tbs sweet soy


  • Coat beef in cornflour then slightly brown in a fry pan.
  • Add all ingredients into your slow cooker (apart from the cornflour slurry mixture) and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • About 30 mins from serving add the cornflour slurry mixture to thicken the sauce.
  • Serve with rice and steamed greens

6 thoughts on “Chinese braised beef”

  1. Made this for the first time and it’s an absolutely amazing meal. So easy to make and so full of flavour

  2. This was yum & it smelled amazing too!
    We skipped the two cups of water entirely , & it was still lots of liquid in the end dish
    Also added some frozen broccoli in last hour & reserved half the green onions for last 30 mins too & we served on rice with veg
    For us personally I’d halve the 2 spices next time just to lessen the strength in the final dish, but would definitely do it again!
    Yum ?
    Thanks for sharing your recipe Jarrah x

  3. 5 stars
    Great flavour. The smell wafting through the kitchen was lovely. I reduced the amount of liquid in the recipe as do not like runny stews.

  4. 5 stars
    Made this for the family it was sooo good. I ended up cooking it on low for about 7hrs which was perfect for the amount that I had. Used sweet chilli sauce instead of sambal olek. Had enough for left overs for another night and it was just as good. Added green beans, cauliflower and some carrots to it, served with steam rice. Will be making this again.

  5. My children commented on how yum this smelt as it was cooking. I have to agree. The house smelt amazing all afternoon as this cooked. And gee did it deliver! Chinese Braised Beef had an amazing flavour. I didn’t have the sambal olek chilli paste so switched it for a dash of sweet chilli sauce and I didn’t have the Chinese Five Spice either but honestly this dish is scrumptious. I made quite a bit and leftovers were eaten the next day with compliments to the chef! Win win!

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