7 Spice Beef Stew

21 Mar

I know, I know, it’s nothing new…anyone can make beef stew. In fact there are TONS of WAYS to make beef stew. I was inspired to make this dish after I tasted my sister-in-law’s mom’s Corned Beef that she brought over to my in-laws’ place on Saturday dinner. She told me her mom cooked the beef for about 4 hours on open fire, added the big chunks of carrots, potatoes and cabbages later towards the end.

I didn’t have time to sit around in my kitchen for 4 hours so I opted with my pressure cooker instead.

7 Spice Beef Stew
2 lbs of beef clod shoulder – cut into big chunks – trimmed away all the visible fat if not using grass fed beef

3 large tomatoes – cut into big chunks

1 white onions -diced
About 3 garlic cloves -minced

7 spice powder
Salt & pepper to taste
Garlic powder
3-5 medium carrots -cut big chunks
1/2 cabbage head

1. Blanch the beef first – I did this to remove some impurities
2. Heat ghee/your cooking oil choice on medium heat -saute the onion/garlic mixture until fragrant – add in the beef and tomatoes- add about 1/2 cup water, salt, pepper, garlic powder, 7 spice powder then cover.
Pressure cooker: cooked about 1 hour with medium fire
Regular pot: Bring water to boil then simmer for about 3 hours

3. Mix in the carrots and 1/2 cabbage head to the pot (yup, I just dumped the whole 1/2 cabbage into my pressure cooker – if you use regular pot, feel free to cut a little smaller)
Pressure cooker: Cook for another 15 minutes under pressure
Regular pot: Cook for another 1 hour

4. Adjust the seasonings to taste.


Beef stew tastes better at next day so pretty much after making this, I just let the dish cooled down and stored them in the fridge.


Posted by on March 21, 2011 in recipe


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6 responses to “7 Spice Beef Stew

  1. LeQuan

    March 22, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I need to cook more meat dishes for the hubby. Poor guy keeps getting shrimp and chicken cause I don’t eat meat much. You’re such a good well rounded cook, Jos!


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