Korean beef stew
Family friendly

Korean beef stew

This Korean beef stew is an absolute treat. Simple to make and delicious to eat. A perfect dish for the whole family to enjoy.


  • 5 tbsp sesame oil
  • 8-10 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1kg beef brisket or chuck, cut into 5cm chunks
  • 120ml soy sauce
  • 950ml beef stock
  • 1 piece of star anise (optional)
  • 65g brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 leek, washed, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • Black pepper

To serve:

  • Spring onions, sliced
  • Chillies, sliced
  • Rice


1. In a large pan over a medium heat, heat one tablespoon of the sesame oil and cook the garlic for 1-2 minutes until golden brown and crunchy. Set aside.

2. In the same pan, cook the onion for 5-6 minutes until translucent. Add the beef and brown on all sides for 7-8 minutes.

3. Pour in the soy sauce and the beef stock. Top up with water if necessary so that the liquid just covers the beef.

4. Add the star anise, if using, and the brown sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1½ hours or until the beef is tender.

5. Add the sesame seeds, leek, cayenne pepper, fish sauce, crispy garlic and the remaining sesame oil. Simmer for five minutes.

6. Season with black pepper and garnish with sliced spring onions and chillies, if desired. Serve with rice.

Per Serving: 392kcals, 18.9g fat (4.6g saturated), 12.6g carbs, 7.2g sugars, 41.7g protein, 1.3g fibre, 1.448g sodium

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