Asian flavours are often associated with stir-fries, but as this delicious meal shows, they can be used to good effect in a hearty braise. Lemon grass, star anise and cinnamon add an exotic edge to braised beef. Serve with steamed rice or noodles.
1 portions vegetables
Ground bean sauce (sometimes labelled ground bean paste) is available in the Asian section of some supermarkets, or in Asian food stores.
Altered ingredient amounts. could not find Ground Bean Sauce so just left it out. used ground Anise instead of whole. - 18 Apr 2009