Sweet Spiced Beef with Green Beans


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Around the World in 80 Dishes: Classic Recipes from the World's Favourite Chefs

Around the World in 80 Dishes

By David Loftus

Published 2012

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Served with a clever green bean salad, this sweet spiced beef was inspired by the idea of fusing Japanese and Chinese flavours with traditional British cuisine. Marinating the beef in a flavoured sugar and salt mixture gives a succulent and firm texture. One should never quibble with Sybil.


  • 170g/6oz light muscovado sugar
  • 155g/


Mix the sugar, salt, star anise, ginger, garlic, lemon zest, chillies, soy sauce and sesame oil in a dish large enough to hold the beef. Add the beef and turn to coat thoroughly in the sweet marinade. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 36 hours, turning the meat every 12 hours and rubbing the marinade into the flesh before returning it to the fridge.

After 36 hours, remove the b