Chinese Beef Stew with Peanuts
To celebrate this years Chinese New Year I have made a Chinese beef stew. Unlike most Chinese dishes this calls on the traditional stewing technique of North East China.
dried porcini mushrooms
soaked in hot water
black bean sauce
Heat the oil in the inner pot and add the garlic and onions. Cook for until the onions soften.
Add the beef and stir-fry until it starts to brown.
Add all of the remaining ingredients except the wine. Top up with more stock or water to cover everything.
Bring to the boil then turn down to the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat and place the inner pot into the insulated outer container.
Shut the lid and leave to thermal cook for a minimum of 3 hours.
Before serving stir in the rice wine and check the seasoning.
Serve with rice and stir fried pak choi and a sprinkle of peanuts.