Slow roasted Chinese beef

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  1. jerricebenton

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    Slow roasted Chinese beef

    Serves 2, 1.5 syns per portion on EE (and red if you omit the rice)

    350g braising beef

    5 spring onions, chopped

    1 garlic clove, peeled & sliced

    Half an inch of grated ginger

    1 red chilli, sliced

    1 tsp Chinese 5 spice

    1 half star anise (optional)

    1 tbsp brown sugar (2.5 syns)

    2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

    1 tbsp soy sauce

    Heat the oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2. Put all the ingredients , making sure to reserve a little of the chilli and spring onion. Add 150ml water, stir well then put on a lid. Cook in the oven for 2-2 1/2 hours until the meat is meltingly tender. If you want the sauce a little thicker, scoop out the meat and boil hard for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the reserved chilli & spring onion on top to serve.

    Serve with bok choi or greens and steamed rice.
     
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    This looks incredible, thanks!
     
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    I might try this tomorrow with pork.... Looks lovely :D
     
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    It was really tasty! My husband licked his plate clean LOL
     
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    This is in my oven as we speak, 'cept with pork instead of beef and no spring onion as I didn't have any so used a normal onion.
     
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    I loved the smell of this as it cooked! Bet your kitchen smells divine :)
     
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    Can smell it from here, it's smelling lush!
     
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    I will try this have some beef in the freezer.
     
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    This. Is. Lovely.

    Having it just now with sticky boiled rice, and sweet and sour peppers. Beautiful.
     
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    If I leave out the sugar it is free then or does Rice wine have a syn value too?
     
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    Rice wine vinegar is free x Not sure hwo it will taste without the sugar, but its worth a go! If it still tastes great, be sure to let us know :)
     
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    Hubby beat me to it and made an ordinary casserole. Have put the recipe in my book and will definately try it some time soon.
     
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    the brown sugar will add a depth of sweetness that you wont get from sweetner/white sugar, its like slightly caramel in taste.

    U could try it with sweetner though? It will make it sweet, just not as deep
     
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    This looks lovely and I am going to try it, but did you all use the star anise or leave it out? Thanks
     
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    I left it out, but have since bought some (only 99p on ebay, because none of my shops stock it!!) and I am going to make it again tomorrow :)
     
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    Thanks for the reply.
    Do you think it could be done in the slow cooker?
     
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    I made this last night and it was fantastic. You can get the star anise out of Tesco and its Schwartz that do it and its in a wee box.
     
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    My Tesco didnt have any, I checked & checked!

    I imagine it would be lovely done in the slow cooker!

    We are having it again tonight, with noodles instead of rice.
     
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    That's unusual. Schwartz sell it in one of their normal jars. Iwolnd not worry too much as Chinese 5 spice already has Star Anise in it.
     
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