Red-Cooked Beef and Turnips


Preparation info
  • Serves

    3 or 4

    with rice and a cold vegetable, for instance Hot and Sour Cucumbers.
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    By Irene Kuo

    Published 1977

    • About

    This recipe demonstrates the red-cooking of cut-up meat. Fatty pork and sinewy beef are usually preferred by the Chinese because the meat comes out tenderer. But I have always had excellent results with round steak or top-grade chuck, as long as they are not completely lean. Turnips are popular in stewing; they are durable and absorbent, retaining a good shape as well as a deep flavor after long simmering with meat. If you don’t care for them, substitute any of the other vegetables or veget