Vietnamese Beef Stew Recipe With Lemongrass

Vietnamese beef and lemongrass one pot

  • serves 6
  • Easy

We love Vietnamese-inspired flavours, and this Vietnamese beef and lemongrass one pot is a definite winner. It's a one-pot, so there's minimal washing up, and is under 300 calories but still packs a punch in terms of flavour



  • oil
  • lean steak 600g, diced
  • shallots 4, sliced 
  • lemongrass 3 stalks, 1 bashed but left whole
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • red chillies 2, chopped
  • lime leaves
  • star anise
  • vegetable stock 400ml 
  • fish sauce 1 tbsp
  • lime 1, plus wedges to serve
  • coriander leaves to serve
  • jasmine rice or greens to serve 


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Heat 1 tsp oil in an ovenproof pan with a lid. Season the steak pieces and fry in batches, scooping out once browned. Add the shallots, lemongrass, garlic and chilli to the same pan and cook until fragrant. Add the lime leaves, star anise and the meat, and cover with stock. Add the fish sauce. Put the lid on and put in the oven for 1½ hours. (Remove the lid for the last 15 minutes to thicken the sauce if it’s too thin.)

  • Step 2

    Add the lime juice and the season with more fish sauce if you like. Scatter with coriander and serve in bowls with jasmine rice and Asian greens.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 155
  • Fat 6.5g
  • Saturates 2.6g
  • Carbs 2.1g
  • Fibre 0.7g
  • Protein 21.6g
  • Salt 0.8g