Beef Short Rib Stew

This is a Chinese Sichuan(Szechuan) recipe. Broad bean chili oil sauce is the key for most Sichuan cooking. I recommend you to buy this sauce that is made in Pixian town, Sichuan, China.

To make this dish successfully, you need to use fatty beef. The beef short ribs normally used for BBQ fits this recipe.

55 Minutes
40 Minutes
4 Serving

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on February 21, 2021 22:47

How to Make It

1. Step

Cover all the beef with a pot of water. Add 5 slices of ginger. Boiling at high heat. Turn to medium heat when the blood comes out.

2. Step

When the beef turns brown, take it out of the water. Cut the beef to small pieces.

3. Step

Chop the rest of the ginger and the garlic to fine pieces.

4. Step

Heat the oil at high heat. Add ginger, garlic, dry red pepper and Sichuan pepper corn. Before the garlic turns brown, add beef.

5. Step

Stir the beef for 3 minutes. Turn to medium heat. Add cooking wine.

6. Step

Add broad bean chili oil sauce. (Try to get the red oil part of the sauce. Because the slow cooking process will make the beef absorb all the flavor from sauce. Just a little bit of sauce will make it spicy and savory enough. So avoid too much sauce.)

7. Step

Add light soy sauce to give it a sweet hint. Add dark soy sauce to give it a caramelized color.

8. Step

Add water to cover all the beef. Simmer at medium heat with lid on for 40 minutes to 1 hour.

9. Step

Cut the baby potatoes to half size while beef is boiling. After 40 minutes to 1 hour, the water in the pot should be shallow. Add water to cover the beef again.

10. Step

Boil for another 40 minutes, the water in the pot should be shallow again. Add potatoes and cook for 20 minutes or untill the potatos are tender. It's ready to serve.


  • 2.5 lbs - Beef Short Ribs
  • 1.6 lbs - Baby Yellow Potatoes
  • 10 slices - Ginger
  • 1/2 cup - Regular Olive Oil
  • 8 cloves - Garlic
  • 4 pcs - Dried Red Pepper
  • 1 tsp - Sichuan Pepper Corn
  • 1 tbsp - Cooking Wine(Rice Wine or Shao Hsing Wine)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp - Pixian Broad Bean Chili Oil Sauce
  • 1 tbsp - Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp - Dark Soy Sauce

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