Category Archives: Beef

Homemade Japanese Sukiyaki Pot

My husband and I tried sukiyaki pot while in Hokkaido. We both loved it.


That one required dipping in raw egg. Really delicious.

Japanese sukiyaki pot is different from shanushabu. It needs sukiyaki sauce, which I bought from a Japanese supermarket.


Prepare pork slices or beef slices.


And vegetables.


Pour sukiyaki sauce in a pot. I chose to use my skillet. When sauce boils, put in meat and vegetables. I also put in Tofu.


Boil a while till all ingredients are cooked.


Serve hot.

Homemade Beef Burger 

For the burger bun:

https://chewbaccascook.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/black-sesame-round-bun-and-mini-burger/

For the beef:

Ground beef 300 g

1 chopped onion

Bread crumbs 3 tablespoon

Salt 1 tsp

Black pepper 1 tsp

1 egg

Mix all the ingredients above in a big bowl. Knead them till fully mixed.

Divide beef into several beef ball and press into flat ones.

Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry beef patties till both sides turn golden brown.


Cover the pan with lid for 3 mins. Then flip and another 3 mins. Then the beef part is done.


Cut burger bun into halves. Place one piece of cabbage on it. Then a cheese slice, beef patty, and another cheese slice. You can also add in sauce you like.




Yummy. My husband loved it very very much.

Teppantaki Steak With Vegetables

Sprinkle salt and black pepper over steak and let it rest for 5-10 mins.

Heat cast iron skillet on a stove. Add in a little olive oil.

When skillet is very hot, lay steak in it. Fry each side for around 2 mins.

Cut in a small piece of butter. Also add in 2 or 3 cloves garlic and thyme.

Fry each side for 3 mins. At the same time, use a spoon to scoop melted butter and pour over the uncooked side.

Place steak in a plate and let it rest for a while.

Leave the rest oil in the pan. Put vegetables in skillet. I chose onion, asparagus and mushroom. Stir fry till vegetables turn softened. Add in 1/2 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp cooking wine and 1/2 tsp sugar. Stir fry for another 2 or 3 mins.

Dish vegetables out in a plate and cut steak into medium chunks and spread them over vegetables.

Beef Potato Stew

Ingredients:

Beef (cut into slices)

Onion (chopped into shreds)

Potato & carrot ( cut into medium chunk)

Sauce:

Light soy sauce: cooking wine: sugar =3:2:1
1. Heat a little oil in the pan. Put in beef slices and stir fry a bit.

2. Take the beef out in the plate.

3. Add a little more oil in the pan. Put in onion, potato and carrot. Stir fry for 2-3 mins.

4. Add in sauce. Stir fry evenly.

5. Pour in enough hot water covers all ingredients. Also add beef back in the pan.


6. Cover the pan with lid and braise for 20-30 mins till potato and carrot turns softened. Then ready to serve.


Easy Beef/Pork Wellington

My husband wanted to have beef steak, but we didn’t  have any at home. So I cooked Pork Wellington using the recipe of Beef Wellington.

The result was surprisingly good. Pork tested very tender and juicy.

The following is an easy way to cook pork in this way:


1. Season the pork with salt and black pepper.


2. Since the thick steak tests better, I used kitchen twine.


3. Heat some butter in a pan.


4. Put the pork in when the butter is heated. And fry every side of the pork.


5. Frying is done.


6. Stir fry chopped onion, mushroom, and garlic. Add some salt and black pepper powder. ( I don’t have other spices or wine.)


7. Bacon at the bottom, mixture of mushroom and onion in the middle, pork on the top. Do remember to take the kitchen twine off.


8. Roll the pork with bacon and make it a small bun. Wrap it tight and put into fridge for 30 minutes.


9. As to puff pastry, I chose roti prata, which is an easy and quick way.


10. Wrap the pork with roti prata.


11. Put it into fridge for another ten minutes.


12. Preheat oven 200 degree. You can make some decorative pattern on the surface if you want. Then brush it with egg. Put into oven for 20-25 minutes.


13. Dress the dish with some vegetables.

Enjoy your meal!

Braised Beef Slices With Golden Needle Mushroom &  Vermicelli

Here beef slices are the kind for hot pot.

1. Stir fry beef slices in the pan till color turns light and no blood. Take them out.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Put in chopped ginger, 1 tsp Pixian Bean Sauce and 1 tsp sweet bean sauce. Stir fry a bit.

3. Add in golden needle mushroom. Stir evenly with sauce.

4. Put in fried beef. Stir fry evenly with golden needle mushrooms. 

5. Spread vermicelli ( soaked in the water for several minutes) on the beef and mushrooms. Sprinkle some sugar. Add in a little water. Cover the pan with lid.

6. Braise for several minutes till vermicelli done. Sprinkle chopped spring onion and green chili. Stir fry for another minute.

Braised Beef With Potato


Ingredients:

Beef ( cut into medium pieces)

Potatoes (chopped into medium pieces)

Light soy sauce

Dark soy sauce

Cooking wine

Salt sugar

Ginger

Star anise

1. Beef pieces in boiling water till water gets boiled again. Take beef out, rinse and drain.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put in 2 or 3 ginger slices. Then put in beef, add a little cooking wine. Stir fry for a while.

3. Put in potato pieces. Stir fry till the edge gets a little golden brown.

4. Add in hot water covers all ingredients. Also add 1 or 2 star anise, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar. Braised with medium heat.

5. When water reduces to less than 1/3 and potatoes become softened. Turn to high height. Keep stir frying till sauce becomes dry.


Potatoes are very soft and tasty.

Scrambled Egg With Beef


I didn’t know beef can be cooked in this way until in college. Both egg and beef taste tender. It’s a dish I and my friends must order when we ate together outside.

It’s also an easy and quick dish.

Ingredients:

Beef ( cut into thin slices, marinate with a little salt, light soy sauce, cooking wine, oyster sauce, sesame oil and starch)

3 eggs ( beat in a bowl, add a little salt)

Spring onion ( chopped into small pieces)

1. Heat some oil in the pan. ( a little more oil than usual) 

2. Put beef slices in the pan. Stir fry till they get slightly golden brown and almost done.

3. Put fried beef slices in egg and mix well. 

4. Heat some oil in the pan. Pour egg and beef in the pan. Once the bottom turn solidify, stir fry. Sprinkle spring inion. Then take them all out in the palte.

Tomato Beef Stew

This dish will take over one hour.

1. Cut beef into medium cubes.

2. Put beef cubes in the pan with cold water and turn on the stove.

3. When the water gets boiled, there will be a lot foam.

4. Take beef cubes out and clean them.

5. Heat the oil in the pan, put in ginger slices and some garlic slices.
6. Add in beef cubes. And stir fry for a while.

7. Then put in a little cooking wine and light soy sauce. Stir evenly.

8. Add in enough hot water over the beef. Then cover the pan with lid and cook for at least 40 mins.
9.Three tomatoes need to be peeled off. First cut a cross at the bottom. Then put them in hot water for around 1 minute. Lastly, remove them into cold water. And it will be easy to peel them off.
10. Chop them into small bits.
11. Use another pan. Heat the oil and put the tomato bits in.
12. When the tomato juice comes out, pour in a bowl of water. 
13. Keep stirring till the tomato sauce becomes a little condensed.
14.When 40mins is over, add tomato sauce into the beef along with several sugar cubes and some salt.
15. Cook for another 30 mins.


If you don’t feel like eating anything, this dish will make your appetite better.

Stir Fry Beef With Onion


I always think beef and onion are a good match. And it’s easy to cook.

1. Cut beef into evenly thin slices. Chop onion and bell pepper into medium pieces.

2. Marinate beef with some salt, light soy sauce, cooking wine and starch. Make sure each slice is coated with starch.

3. Heat the oil in the pan. ( a little more oil than usual)

4. Put beef slices in the pan. Keep stir frying till the beef’s color turn light and a little burnt.

5. Add in the chopped onion and bell pepper. Stir fry till they get cooked.

6. Add 1 tsp oyster sauce. Stir fry a little.

7. If it’s a little plain, add in some salt.

This dish is very common in China’s restaurants. And it’s not that hard to cook at home.