Sweet Chinese Beef – Slow cooked

PennyBy Penny  ,   

April 20, 2015

There are very few ingredients to this recipe, making it so quick and easy to throw together in the slow cooker ahead of a busy day.

You could bulk this out with more vegetables, and indeed I do in the winter including potatoes, chickpeas, carrots etc and then serve with dumplings making it a ‘Sweet Chinese Beef Stew’, but today we were serving with fried rice and broccoli which goes wonderfully well together.

My quantities served 6 adults and 2 children. Adjust accordingly.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs


1 tblspn oil

750g Diced Beef

1 cup beef stock

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 onion, chopped.

2 tbsp cornlour (or gravy granules/thickening granules)


1Put the oil in a pan and heat

2Add the beef and brown well

3Put all the ingredients and the beef into the slow cooker

4Use a little of the beef stock to deglaze the pan

5Cook on low for 6-8 hours