Slow-cooker beef in soy and orange sauce


October 9, 2015

Slow-cooker beef in soy and orange sauce 0 0 5 0
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 20 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 4


approx. 500g Chuck steak, diced

2 tbsp Vegetable oil

1 medium Brown onion, cut into wedges

1 large Carrot, sliced diagonally

2 Garlic cloves, crushed

3cm piece Ginger, peeled, thinly sliced

3 strips Orange rind

1/3 cup Soy sauce

2 tbsp Oyster sauce

1/2 cup Cold water

1/4 cup Shao Hsing (Chinese cooking wine)

1 Star anise

1 heaped tsp Bonox mixed with 1 cup warm water (stock)

2tbsp Brown sugar

1 Capsicum (red/green), diced

Steamed Rice to serve


1Heat half the oil in pan over medium-high heat. Cook meat, in batches (if required), for 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to plate.


3Heat remaining oil in another pan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add orange rind, soy sauce, oyster sauce, wine, star anise, stock, sugar and cold water. Season with pepper.


5Transfer meat back into slow cooker. Cover with lid. Cook on low for 5 1/2 hours. Add capsicum and cook for a further 30 minutes.


7Thicken with corn flour (if needed) at the end of cooking time.


9Remove star anise. Serve with steamed rice.


11*Please note that I have an All-in-one cooker*

Submitted by Vanessa King


3 Reviews


November 28, 2015

I may do it in two for ease of transport to the venue.
Thank you for your quick reply.
I’m off to buy the chicken.
Would substituting chicken breast/thigh for chuck steak alter the cooking time?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 28, 2015

While this isn’t my recipe I could have a guess to try to help? 🙂
I think the much larger serving size will increase the time it takes you to pre brown it all of course but I don’t think it will put a huge difference on the overall slow cooking time? Are you fitting this all in one slow cooker are you?
I’d maybe add an extra up to 1-2hrs cooking time once it’s all assembled?


November 28, 2015

If I want to do this for 20 people would I need to increase the cooking time?

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