Vietnamese Beef Stew Recipe

This flavorful one-pot meal makes for great comfort food.


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Preparation Time

10 mins.

Cooking Time

2 hrs. and 10 mins.

Serving Size



  • 1 kg beef, shortribs, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup ginger, sliced into sticks
  • 2 tsp five-spice powder
  • 4 tsp sugar, brown
  • 3 Tbsp patis
  • 1/2 cup onion, red, chopped
  • 3 pc lemongrass, pounded and tied
  • 2 pc star anise
  • 2 liter water
  • 1/4 cup basil, fresh
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup potato, cut into chunks


1. Combine all ingredients in a pot except carrot and potato. Cook until beef is tender.
2. When the beef is tender, add the carrot and potato and cook until the vegetables are easily pierced with a fork.

Lusog Notes

This Vietnamese Beef Stew recipe is high in protein, which is important for growth and development and vitamin A that helps maintain healthy skin and normal vision and also plays a role in immunity.

Chef's Tip

Pound the lemongrass to release the essential oils in the stalks.

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Mixing

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