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Spiced Dark Soy Sauce Beef

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Prep time

1h 20 mins

Cooking time

2 hours


6 persons

Nutrition Information per serving




  • 1/2 MAGGI Chicken Stock Cube (NO MSG), crumbled
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger, sliced
  • 3 medium Potatoes, cut into rough chunks
  • 1 medium Carrot, cut into rough chunks
  • 1 large Red onion, cut into rings
  • 300 gram (g) Lean beef, cut into cubes of about 1 x 1 inch
  • 2 stalks Coriander leaves, for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoons Cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon Red chilli paste, (Chilli boh)
  • 1 stick Cinnamon, broken up
  • 2 medium Tomatoes, cut into 6 wedges each
  • 1/4 MAGGI Liquid Seasoning
  • 3 Star anise
  • To taste Sugar
  • 5 Shallots, sliced
  • To taste salt

For the gravy (mix together in a bowl)

  • 1 tablespoon MAGGI Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon MAGGI Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Soya Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dark Soy Sauce
  • 300 mililiter (ml) Water
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  1. Rub beef cubes with MAGGI® Seasoning, leave aside for 20 - 30 minutes.
  2. Blend garlic, shallots and ginger in a blender with some water, or pound with a mortar and pestle.
  3. In a medium pot, heat 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and fry beef cubes until brown. Dish out and put aside.
  4. Sauté mixture from (2), chili paste, MAGGI® Chicken Stock Cube No MSG, star anise and cinnamon stick with the remaining cooking oil, until fragrant.
  5. Add beef, gravy mix, carrot and potato chunks and simmer on low heat for about 1 hour or until beef is tender (and potato easily prick through with a fork). Stir from time to time to prevent sticking.
  6. Add onion rings and tomato wedges and cook for another 3 minutes. Season with sugar and salt to taste. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

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