Lemongrass beef stew with noodles

Lemongrass beef stew with noodles

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 45 mins


Serves 2
Get a taste of South East Asia with this iron-rich, fragrant stir-fry with chilli, ginger, lemongrass and coriander

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze stew only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal502
  • fat20g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein35g
  • salt3.5g
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  • 1 tbsp ginger, chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 garlic cloves, chooped
  • 3 stalks lemongrass, outer leaves removed, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, plus extra to serve
  • 2 red chillies, thinly sliced (leave the seeds in if you like it spicy)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 250g stewing beef, cut into 2½ cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp five spice powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 400ml beef stock
  • 100g wide rice noodle
  • lime wedges, to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…


  1. Put the ginger, garlic, lemongrass, coriander and 1 chilli in a food processor, then pulse until puréed. Heat the oil in a pan over a low heat. Add the purée and cook for 5 mins. Stir in the beef, soy, five-spice, sugar and stock. Put on a lid and bring to the boil, then lower heat and simmer for 1 hr 15 mins. Remove the lid and cook for a further 15 mins until the beef is tender.

  2. Just before serving, prepare noodles following pack instructions. Drain well, then divide between 2 bowls and spoon over the beef stew. Serve sprinkled with the remaining chilli and coriander leaves, with lime wedges for squeezing over.

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31st Jan, 2015
Made exactly to recipe. Added some steam veg. Absolutely delicious. Served withigh a S. African Colombard wine. ......perfect Saturday night meal.
4th Aug, 2014
This is really nice and so easy! I found that adding a little oil when making the puree made it easier to puree rather than just chop in my food processor. I added a few cashews on top when i served up, which added a nice crunch.
20th Mar, 2014
Really simple to make and very tasty. I'll definitely make this again. We used 300g of beef for two people and I found the quantities fine. Mangetout would have added a nice crunch to the dish and bulked it out a little.
18th Nov, 2013
Made this today and will definietly be making it again. Spice balance was perfect but I would add some veg towards the end of cooking next time. (Maybe sugar snap peas). I served it with egg noodles and stir fry veg but think rice would have been better to soak up the sauce.
27th Oct, 2013
This dish was delicious.. My friend made this for me last month so I couldn't wait to try it out!however I used 450g of beef and doubled most quantities (this was for two of us) I wanted more juice so simply added more water.I loved this dish!!Better than a Saturday night take away any day!! Next time I'll add some veg to it eg broccoli or peppers!!but it was fantastic
13th May, 2013
I made this for a couple of friends and it went down a treat! They were surprised at how tender the beef was and I was asked to provide the recipe. A great meal to prepare in advance as well and reheat. Loved the flavour. Served it with the rice noodles and some pak choi that had been stir-fried in sesame oil, soy sauce and garlic. Lovely!
6th Apr, 2013
Cooked this yesterday and thought it was absolutely gorgeous. Will defiantly being cooking it again very soon.
8th Mar, 2013
Made this last Night was very nice and my husband loved it . I added some potatoes and onions just to add a bit more to it and a dash of cream topped with crushed peanuts.
16th Feb, 2013
Lovely and Easy. I added onion to give it more flavor and also used 1kg of beef braising steak from the butcher. Served it with Thai Coconut curry, and squash and pineapple curry for a dinner party. Worked well. Also cooked it for a long time. Added beans 30mins before serving and spring onions. Just served with rice.
10th Jan, 2013
This was delicious, but there was a lot of liquid, which was quite thin so I would probably flour my beef next time. I also used 600g of beef for 4 of us and it only just stretched, so I would recommend more than 250g for two people, as there are no veggies in it to bulk it out. I served stir fried vegetables on the side.


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