For my beef stew this time, I made it using WORLDFOODS Vietnamese five spice bo kho sauce. This sauce can also be used for stir fries. Vietnamese beef stew, also known as bo kho is a popular Vietnamese dish which can be served with banh mi (baguette), steamed rice or noodles.
The WORLDFOODS sauce is a delicious tomato-based sauce combined with fragrant lemon grass, ginger and chillies with heady notes of spices. This is said to be medium heat, however for us this is quite mild tasting hence great for kids to enjoy too. I also added in some carrots, making this a great one-pot meal for dinner.
I am delighted to announce that I will be collaborating with WORLDFOODS for a few months to bring you some recipes created using WORLDFOODS products. WORLDFOODS products are convenient and with these available, I believe everyone can easily and quickly put a delicious meal on their table. What I like about WORLDFOODS products is that it is food allergens free, trans-fat free and gluten free with no artificial preservatives, coloring or flavouring, as well as being suitable for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs and Muslims. In KL, WORLDFOODS products are available at Village Grocer (Bangsar Village 1, Sunway Giza, Mt Kiara), Jaya Grocers (Intermark, Empire Shopping, Plaza Jelutong) and Hock Choon @ Ampang.
Thanks to WORLDFOODS, I have 2 bottles of this Vietnamese Bo Kho sauce to giveaway. All you need to do is leave a comment below stating "I want to enter this giveaway" with your name and e-mail address. This giveaway is open to Malaysia only. 2 winners will be drawn (1 bottle each) at random on 12 February 2014 and notified via email.
Bo Kho (Vietnamese beef stew)
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 1/2 hours
1 jar (200g) WORLDFOODS Vietnamese Bo Kho sauce
800g stewing beef
3 carrots, cut into chunks
1 large onion, cut into 1/8ths
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2-3 tbsp cooking oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp fish sauce
Thai basil leaves
Red chillies, sliced (optional)
1. In a large pot or casserole, heat the oil over high heat. When the oil is hot, add half the beef to quickly sear, until the meat is browned. Repeat for remaining beef.
2. Add the onions and garlic and saute for about 2 minutes.Then, add water and WORLDFOODS Vietnamese Bo Kho sauce, stirring well to mix and bring to the boil.
3. Once boiling, cover with lid, and cook for approximately 1 1/2 hours over low heat until meat is fork-tender. Add the carrots 30 minutes before the end of cooking time. Season with salt and fish sauce. Serve hot with banh mi (baguette), steamed rice or noodles. Garnish with Thai basil leaves and red chillies.
Fantastic one-pot meal