Slow-Cooked Asian Beef

Celebrate Chinese new year with this delicious pot of tender, succulent slow-cooked Asian beef, which is absolutely bursting with flavour! 

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Slow-Cooked Asian Beef

By Perfectly Paleo (   

Serves 4 | Prep 25 mins | Cook 3-4 hrs | Calories 393 per serving



  • 500g (1lb 2oz) beef shin
  • 200g (7oz) chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 2ltr (3½pt) gluten-free beef stock
  • 3 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 large onions, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • Grated generous thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp chinese 5 spice
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Handful of fresh coriander
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 140°C/Gas Mark 3. Melt the oil and add the roughly chopped onion and garlic until sweated. After 5 minutes add the chopped celery and grated ginger.
  2. After a few minutes, add the beef shin and cook until nicely browned on the outside. Add the beef stock, thickly sliced pieces of carrot, and sliced mushrooms to the mixture. Then add the remainder of the ingredients and seasoning.
  3. Transfer to the oven and cook for 3-4 hours or until the meat is tender and the sauce has become rich and thick.
  4. To garnish, sprinkle some sesame seeds, roughly chopped coriander and slivers of ginger.