Anise Beef

Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

The very first time I had this was with a couple of Chinese friends at a restaurant that catered to Chinese. Actually they had a special menu just for Chinese people. It is like a beef stew and the star anise gives it a great flavor.


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Serves:

6-8

Ingredients

2 lb
beef brisket, cubed
2
star anise
1 tsp
szechuan peppercorns
1 1/4 dash(es)
oil
4 slice
fresh ginger
2 Tbsp
rice wine or dry sherry
2/3 c
soy sauce
2 Tbsp
sugar
1
piece of dried orange peel, 2"x1"
2/3 c
water
2
carrots, sliced diagonally

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Use a cleaver to cut beef into 1-inch cubes. Place star anise and peppercorns on a 3-inch square of cheesecloth. Bring corners together and tie with kitchen twine.
2
Heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat for 1 minute. Stir fry garlic and ginger until garlic is golden, 30 seconds.
3
Add beef cubes. Stir fry until lightly browned about 2-3 minutes.
4
Add cheesecloth bag, wine, soy sauce, sugar and dried orange peel; mix well. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Add 2/3 cup water.
5
Reduce heat to low and cook 1 1/2 hours. Add carrot and continue cooking 45 minutes or until beef is very tender and carrot is cooked.
6
Remove cheesecloth bag and discard. Serve stew hot over rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Asian