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Vietnamese Spicy Beef Stew (Bo Ham Gia Vi)

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Category: Vietnamese, Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Stew beef; 1" cubes
  • 2 tb Lemon grass; finely chopped
  • 2 tb Ginger; minced
  • 2 tb Fish sauce
  • 2 ts Sugar
  • 2 ts Vietnamese curry powder
  • 1 ts Chili paste
  • Peanut oil
  • 1/2 c Onion; chopped
  • 2 tb Garlic; minced
  • 5 c Water
  • 1/2 c Tomato paste
  • 1 Stick cinnamon
  • 4 Star anise
  • 1 c Carrots; large dice
  • 1 c Potatoes; large dice
  • 1 c Daikon; large dice


1. Mix the beef, lemon grass, ginger, fish sauce, sugar, curry powder and
chili paste in a bowl. Set aside for one hour.

2. Heat wok. Add peanut oil and beef with marinade, stir fry 2 minutes
until beef loses its pink color. Remove to a bowl.

3. Heat wok. Add peanut oil, onion and garlic. Stir fry 1 minute until

4. Add tomato paste and stir fry 2 minutes.

5. Add beef and marinade, water, cinnamon and star anise.

6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, until beef
is tender.

7. Add carrots, potatoes and daikon, cook until tender. Remove cinnamon
stick and star anise before serving.

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