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Beef in Spicy Sweet and Sour Sauce


Beef in Spicy Sweet and Sour Sauce

400 g beef, thinly sliced
1 tsp fennel
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp grounded black pepper
2 tbsp dark soy sauce

2 tbsp oil
1 cinnamon stick
4 cardamoms
3 cloves
2 star anise
1 small knob ginger
4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp chillie flakes
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 cup water
cilantro leaves, chopped
salt and sugar, to taste

Marinade the beef with soy sauce, fennel, coriander and pepper. Set aside.

In a wok, heat oil and add in the cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, star anise, ginger, garlic, chillies and tomatoes.

Add the marinated beef and fry for 3 minutes.

Add tomato ketchup and water. Simmer until beef is tender.

Season and sprinkle with chopped cilantro before serving.

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