Recipe: Steamed Beef – An Easy, Delicious and Healthy Weeknight Meal
Are you looking for an easy, delicious and healthy weeknight meal to whip up for the family? Look no further than this delicious recipe for steamed beef. Every bite of this beef dish is bursting with flavor and complexity, and the Chinese-influenced cooking method ensures that all the ingredients are cooked to perfection.
For this recipe, I like to use grass-fed beef as it has more flavor and less saturated fat. I like to season the beef lightly with an aromatic blend of Chinese Five Spice powder and a hint of freshly grated ginger. Chinese five-spice powder is a mixture of five spices, usually star anise, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper, fennel, and cloves. It adds a sweet, savory and peppery flavor to a dish which is perfect for the steamed beef.
• 1 lb ground grass-fed beef
• 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice powder
• 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
• 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 2 tablespoons sesame oil
• 3 cloves garlic
• 1/4 cup sake or vermouth
• 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
• Salt, to taste
1. Combine the ground beef with the Chinese Five Spice powder, freshly grated ginger, brown sugar, soy sauces, honey, sesame oil, garlic, sake or vermouth, and oil in a large bowl. Mix until the ingredients are evenly blended.
2. Transfer the mixture to a shallow heatproof dish that you can use for steaming.
3. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil and carefully place the dish inside the steamer.
4. Cover and steam the beef mixture for 15 minutes until the beef is cooked.
5. Uncover the steamer and season the beef with salt, to taste.
6. To serve, divide the steamed beef among plates and enjoy.
Steamed beef is an easy, delicious and healthy weeknight meal that the whole family can enjoy. The cooking method used for this recipe incorporates Chinese-influenced flavors and aromatics, giving the beef an intense, vibrant flavor. The light seasoning helps to highlight the complexity of the ingredients and ensures that every bite is as tender and juicy as the next. Serve the steamed beef alongside some steamed vegetables or fried rice and you’ve got yourself a delicious and comforting meal that the family will love. Enjoy!