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Chinese Braised Beef and Turnips (Daikon Radish)

This Chinese braised beef and turnips is a traditional dish, where all you need is one pot, a few ingredients, and a bit of time. Chinese braised beef and turnips is so easy to make...just get everything in the pot, turn the heat down, and let it cook until tender!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Beef
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chinese braised beef
Servings: 6
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Judyt



  • Prep your beef. Heat cooking oil and ginger in a wok or Dutch oven over high heat. Add the beef and lightly brown all sides. Now add your cooking wine, light soy sauce, star anise, cloves, sugar, 3 cups of the water and bring everything to a boil. Then turn down the heat to simmer for about 75 – 90 minutes using low heat. For simmering, the heat should be high enough that the liquid is moving, but not boiling.   Stir the pot occasionally to avoid sticking or burning.
  • After that, the sauce should be almost dry. This is a good time to skim out any excess fat. Then add the turnips and the last 2 cups of water. Allow the stew to simmer for another 30 – 40 minutes, until the turnip is soft and tender. Serve hot over rice.


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 582mg | Potassium: 882mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 33.2mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3.9mg