Beef in Black Sauce
Beef in Black Sauce
Get this quick and easy beef recipe by Chef Wan from Best Wan!.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Sauteing
  • Preparation Time 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time 15 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 90 millilitres / 3 fl oz / ⅜ cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 kilogram / 2 Pounds / 3 oz Beef, finely sliced (striploin, sirloin, topside)
  • 3 pieces Tamarind juice (Assam juice) - mix tamarind pulp with hot water, strain
  • 45 grams / 1½ oz / ¼ cup Brown sugar or Palm sugar (gula melaka)
  • 1 litre / 1⅗ pints / 4 cups Water
  • 125 millilitres / 4 fl oz / ½ cup Dark sweet soy sauce (Kicap manis)
  • 3 tablespoons / 2½ fl oz Chilli powder or ready-made Chilli paste (cili boh)
  • Salt
  • Paste (to be finely grounded):
  • 8 Shallots (red onion), peeled
  • 4 Garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 cm / 1 inch Ginger, peeled & chopped
  • 4 Lemongrass (serai), finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
Method
  1. Heat the oil and sauté the paste until fragrant and oil begins to appear on the surface
  2. Add in beef, tamarind juice, dark sweet soy sauce , brown sugar and water. Stir well. Add salt, pepper and palm sugar to taste
  3. Simmer until the beef is tender, and the sauce almost dry. Serve

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