Slow Cook Asian Beef

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, British
Keyword Asian Beef
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 8


  • 800 g braising steak – or 2 Ox cheeks
  • 100 g root ginger
  • 1 Red chilli
  • 4-6 cloves garlic depending on size
  • 150 ml good quality rich soy sauce
  • 1 bottle cider
  • 2 pints water
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 6 spring onions and a sprig coriander to finish


  1. In a casserole dish large enough to hold all the ingredients, brown off the cheeks / braising steak in the sunflower oil. Add the whole chilli and the peeled garlic cloves. Peel the ginger and cut into pound coin thick slices.

    Add this as well and then the sesame oil, soy, star anise, cider and water. Cook in a low oven until tender (2 for small chunks of braising beef, or more like 6 hours for beef cheeks).

    Remove the Beef and reduce the liqueur to a nice strong flavour. Finish the sauce with chopped spring onions and coriander and pour over the cheeks.

  2. Serve with noodles / rice and more fresh chopped chilli and ginger.