Fiery Asian Beef Stew

I wanted to try to stew up a spicy stir-fry dish and this is what I came up with yesterday. Not too shabby, actually! I put in 3 tablespoons of chili sauce and it was blazin’, I tell ya! So, if you’re craving for a spicy meal, this Asian flavored stew will surely deliver.

1 lb. Beef strips, marinated in a little soy sauce & sesame oil for at an hour)
1 14 oz. can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
1 Onion, diced
3-4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 Bell Pepper (green, red or yellow), diced
10-15 pieces Dried Shitake Mushrooms, stem discarded
1 cup Low-Sodium Chicken Stock
2 Tbs. Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
2-3 Tbs. Chili Sauce (store bought)
2 Tbs. Stir-Fry Sauce (store bought)
2 Tbs. Sesame Oil
2 Tbs. Canola Oil
1/2 bunch Scallions, finely chopped

Marinate beef strips in soy sauce & sesame oil for at least an hour. Soak dried shitake in a cup of chicken stock for at least an hour. Keep both inside the fridge.

In a medium-heated dutch oven, saute marinated beef strips in canola oil for a minute. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic and stir for another couple of minutes. Then, throw in the tomatoes (liquid included), chili sauce, stir-fry sauce and chicken stock, along with the rehydrated mushrooms. Bring to a boil and let liquid reduce to about half, about 15 minutes or so. When the sauce thickens a bit, give it a taste. Add salt, if needed.

Serve over jasmine rice. Garnish with chopped scallions.

2 Responses so far »

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    Rice Palette said,

    It even *looks* spicy 🙂

    Which type of chili sauce did you use? How about adding red chili’s?

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      Chris said,

      Geez, I can’t read the label. I get different ones at the local Asian store. They come from China, Thailand, Vietnam, etc. They all have different but good flavors and sometimes I even mix them up. Sure you can use raw chilis, however, I’d rather have a ready-made paste since they put out so much flavor already.

      Thanks for stopping by… 🙂

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