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Beef with Chinese Five Spice and Sesame Greens Recipe

Five-spice beef with sesame greens

Published: December 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Easy-to-follow recipe for slow-cooking a cheap cut of beef. With Asian flavours and sesame greens, this is a one-pot that friends and family will enjoy

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal400
fat15.6g
carbs30.6g
fibre5.3g
protein35.6g
salt2.2g
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Ingredients

  • 600g beef shin, cut into pieces
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • a thumb-sized piece root ginger, grated
  • 2 red chillies, sliced plus extra to serve
  • 2 tsp Chinese five-spice
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • a 400g mix shredded greens, green beans and tenderstem broccoli
  • sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • steamed to serve basmati rice

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Put all the ingredients except the greens, oil, seeds and rice in an ovenproof pot with a lid. Add 200ml water, stir well, then cover.

  • STEP 2

    Cook in the oven for 2 hours or until the meat is really tender. If you want a thicker sauce, scoop out the meat and boil hard for 5 minutes. Steam the greens, beans and broccoli until tender, and toss with a little sesame oil. Serve the beef with basmati rice and greens, and scatter over the toasted sesame seeds and a bit more chilli for colour if you like.

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