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Slow cooker Chinese stew

Recipe Information

Servings 6
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 8 Hours
Total Time 8 Hours, 15 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Beef
Category Meat
Meal Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Cook Method Saut�ing; Slow Cooker
Diet Low Carb; High Protein


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 

  • 3 slices ginger 

  • 2 cloves garlic 

  • 1 sliced onion 

  • 2 1/2 pounds beef, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 2 cups beef stock 

  • 1 whole star of anise 

  • 1 1/2 sticks cinnamon 

  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce 

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 

  • 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder 



  • Heat a wok over high heat. Add the oil, ginger, garlic, and onion, and stir fry for one minute. Add the beef to the wok and continue to stir fry for about two minutes on high heat. Add the remaining ingredients and mix everything together.

  • Transfer the entire mixture to a slow cooker and cook it on low for six to eight hours.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 469 cal

  • Total fat: 30g

  • Saturated fat: 10g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 14g

  • Cholesterol: 116mg

  • Sodium: 540mg

  • Potassium: 524mg

  • Carbohydrate: 12g

  • Fiber: 2g

  • Protein: 36g