Beef and Tomato Stew
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Serves: 2
  • 1 pound beef cubes
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into 8 pieces each
  • 3 stalks gren onion, cut into long strips
  • 3-4 slices ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 green and 2 red small chili peppers, cut into pieces for topping (optional)
  • a handful of cilantro for topping
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  1. Rinse the beef in cold water(about 2 cups) in a pan, bring to boil over medium-high heat ( took about 5 minutes for me), boil for about 1-2 minutes until the beef is no longer pink, discard the water in the pan and rinse the beef under running cold water for about 30 seconds, drain well and set aside.
  2. Heat oil into a pan over medium-high heat, stir in the garlic, ginger, green onion and star anise, stir fry for about 2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the beef cubes into the pan and cook for about 3 minutes until they are browned.
  4. Add in the tomato and toss in the sugar, cook for about 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes has turned soft.
  5. Pour in the hot water and turn to medium heat, simmer for about 20-25 minutes with lid on, stir occasionally.
  6. Toss in the salt and soy sauce, stir and mix well, cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Top with cilantro and peppers to serve.
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