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Slow-Cooked Vietnamese-Style Beef


Slow-Cooked Vietnamese-Style Beef

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Healthy eating made simple and delicious.

We love this simple take on the classic Vietnamese bo kho – beef stew. The longer it’s cooked, the deeper the flavours, so it’s perfect for popping into your slow cooker.


  • ½ lemongrass stalk, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • ½ tsp chopped chilli
  • 1 tsp five spice
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 300ml hot beef stock
  • 300g stewing beef (all fat removed), cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot (approx 80g), roughly chopped
  • 1 small bunch coriander, chopped


  1. Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker and mix well.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours (high for 4), until the beef is tender.
  3. Smart tip: If you want to reduce the meat content, swap out some of the beef for peeled, cubed sweet potato.

Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 8 hours

Serves: 2


Calories: 286

Carbs: 19g

Protein: 37g

Fibre: 3g

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