Slow-cooker beef in soy and orange sauce

Submitted by Vanessa King

Slow-cooker beef in soy and orange sauce

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Serving: 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes


  • 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


  • Heat 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.
  • Heat 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.
  • Transfer 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.
  • Thicken with corn flour (if needed) at the end of cooking time.
  • Remove star anise. Serve with steamed rice.
  • *Please note that I have an All-in-one cooker*

3 thoughts on “Slow-cooker beef in soy and orange sauce”

    1. 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?

      1. 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?

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