Asian Beef with Basil Recipe

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  1. In a mini food processor, mince the garlic with the lemongrass. Add the soy sauce, oil, salt, sugar and five-spice powder and pulse to combine. In a large bowl, toss the beef with the marinade to coat thoroughly. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. In an enameled cast-iron casserole, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat. Add half of the meat; cook until lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with 1 tablespoon of the oil and the remaining meat.
  3. Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil to the casserole along with the onion, garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of water, cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the aromatics are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until glossy, about 1 minute. Add the broth and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits.
  4. Return the meat to the casserole. Add the carrots, star anise and lemongrass. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the meat is tender, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to a bowl. Boil the sauce over high heat until reduced to 4 cups, 3 minutes. Discard the star anise and lemongrass. Return the beef to the casserole. Season the stew with salt and serve over noodles. Garnish with the basil and red chile.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 559.65 Kcal (2343 kJ)
Calories from fat 229.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.47g 39%
Cholesterol 187.41mg 62%
Sodium 1606.88mg 67%
Potassium 1355.21mg 29%
Total Carbs 13.79g 5%
Sugars 5.77g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2.56g 10%
Protein 72.11g 144%
Vitamin C 6mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 14%
Iron 5.7mg 32%
Calcium 70.1mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 97.98 Kcal (410 kJ)
Calories from fat 40.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.46g 39%
Cholesterol 32.81mg 62%
Sodium 281.33mg 67%
Potassium 237.27mg 29%
Total Carbs 2.42g 5%
Sugars 1.01g 23%
Dietary Fiber 0.45g 10%
Protein 12.62g 144%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 14%
Iron 1mg 32%
Calcium 12.3mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.8
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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