Chinese Beef and Potato Stew

Chinese Beef and Potato Stew


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About this recipe: This is a classic Chinese dish, which is guaranteed to delight your taste buds. Beef is stewed with potatoes in a seasoned stock made with shaoxing wine, soy sauce, ginger and spring onions.


Makes: 2 - 4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 325g diced stewing beef steak
  • 1 tablespoon shaoxing wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped spring onion
  • water, as needed
  • 475g potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan or wok, add the beef and stir-fry for a few minutes.
  2. Add the shaoxing wine, salt, soy sauce, ginger, spring onion and enough water to cover the beef. Cover the pan and simmer until the beef is cooked through.
  3. Add the potatoes and a little more water if necessary (beef and potatoes should be immersed in liquid) and cover the pan again. Simmer until the potatoes are soft and the beef is very tender. Transfer to a serving bowl.


Shaoxing wine can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops or online. Alternatively, you can use dry sherry instead.

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