Indonesian Style Beef


This is a guest post from my buddy Moureen, she is a wonderful cook and is very well versed in many styles of Asian cooking. I am not familiar with Indonesian/Malaysian food, though from the very limited experience I’ve had, the dishes tend to be a lot more flavorful than basic Chinese dishes (no offense to my fellow Chinese cooks of course!) The following is her recipe, I will give this a try after gathering up all the necessary ingredients. Thank you Moureen for sharing! And for any foodies out there who are reading my blog, please feel free to share your fabulous Asian recipes if you wish! (You can contact me via Weeknite Meals’s Face Book Page:

1.5 lbs beef tenderloin
5 cups of water
1 cup sweet soy sauce
4 tbs of margarine
3 tsp salt
3 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp pepper

Spices to blend:
6 shallots
6 garlics
5 candlenuts (See ingredients photo, you can find this at Asian Supermarkets)
1 big chillie (optional)
1/4 nutmeg grated.

To cook:
1) Heat margarine until melted, toss in the blended spices. Saute for 2 mins until fragrant.
2) Toss in the beef. Add salt, sugar, pepper and nutmeg. Cook until beef thoroughly cooked on all sides.
3) Add the sweet soy sauce and cook for another 2-3 mins
4) Add water. Wait until boil and simmer for 1 hour until meat is tender. Add more water if necessary.


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