Chinese Beef Stew Recipe

January 3, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Chinese Beef Stew Recipe

he Chinese Beef Stew Recipe offers a delicious and easy-to-make dish featuring beef and carrots. This stew is not only flavorful but also convenient, as it can be prepared ahead of time, providing delicious dinners for the next couple of days with minimal prep.

To begin the preparation, beef stew is seared in a medium pot with olive oil until it achieves a golden brown color. The stew is then enhanced with a package of Safeway stew seasoning mix, Chinese 5 spices powder, star aniseeds, onion soup mix, and salt. Six cups of water are added to the pot, and the mixture is cooked for 25 minutes.

After the initial cooking, chopped carrots are introduced to the stew, and the cooking process continues for an additional 25 minutes. Following this, chopped celery and more salt are added, and the stew is allowed to cook until both the carrots and meat reach a tender consistency, taking approximately 1 ½ hours in total.

The Chinese Beef Stew is cooked until it thickens, at which point the heat is turned off. This hearty and flavorful stew is typically served hot or warm and pairs well with various types of bread, such as sourdough. The recipe’s simplicity and make-ahead nature make it a convenient and satisfying option for those looking for a comforting Chinese-inspired dish.


1 ½ lbs of beef stew
1 package of Safeway stew seasoning mix
1/2 tsp of Chinese 5 spices powder
2 star aniseeds
1 tsp of onion soup mix
1/2 tsp of salt
2 cups of chopped carrot
1 small onion chopped
3 stalks of celery chopped
6 cups of water

Directions to make Chinese Beef Stew

  1. In a medium pot put 2 T of olive oil and sear the meat on both sides till golden brown
  2. Then add stew mix, 5 spices, star aniseeds onion soup mix and 6 cups of water
  3. Cook for 25 minutes then
  4. Add carrot and cook for 25 minutes
  5. Add celery and salt
  6. Cook till the carrot and meat are soft about 1 ½ hours
  7. Cook this stew till it is thicken then turn the heat off

Chinese Beef Stew usually serve hot or warm with any kind of bread like sourdough etc….

Thank you and enjoy it

Related Recipe: Chinese BBQ Pork or Char Siu pork recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 808

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏83g 30%
Cholesterol ‏109mg 36%
Total Fat ‏37g 47%
Saturated Fat ‏15g 75%
Dietary Fiber ‏19g 68%
Protein ‏37g 74%
Sodium ‏7442mg 324%
Sugars ‏21g 42%


30 min


1 hr




No Comments

    Leave a Reply


    Skill Level


    Recipe Tag