1 deep-orange sweet potato (12 oz.; often labeled "yam")
12 ounces baby bok choy
2 green onions
How to Make It
Whirl garlic and ginger in a food processor until minced. Trim fat from steaks and cut across the grain into 1/4-in. slices, discarding pockets of fat. Sprinkle meat with half of garlic mixture and all the salt.
Heat oil in a 5- to 6-qt. pan over high heat. Brown half the beef lightly, stirring occasionally, 3 to 6 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer meat to a plate. Repeat with remaining beef.
Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining garlic mixture to pan and cook until softened, about 30 seconds. Stir in five-spice powder, then broth and soy sauce. Peel sweet potato, halve lengthwise, and cut in 1/3-in.-thick slices. Add to broth. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, trim ends from bok choy, rinse, separate leaves, and cut in wide diagonal slices. Stir bok choy into stew and simmer just until wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in beef and cook until hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Cut onions in 3-in. slivers.
I wouldn't call this stew, it's more of a soup. My review may not be fair b/c this is the second time I've used the chinese 5 spice seasoning and I don't think I care for it's taste. I thought it may taste better in a different recipe. I added about a 1/4 tsp. more salt and 1/2 tablespn. sugar to bring out more flavor. I don't think I'll make again.
Followed this recipe quite closely but forgot to add the green onions at the end. Didn't matter, the dish was easy to make and was excellent. I used beef stew meat and sliced it thin. Will definitely be making this again.
Prepared exactly as written, this recipe was fantastic. It was easy, quick and delicious, more than the sum of its parts. I rarely cook with beef, but this was so satisfying to my husband and three boys that I will make it over and over. Oh, and it's pretty too.
This was really easy to make and satisfying to eat. A good recipe to make with someone. I added a little more meat, about 1lb of bok choy and 1 lb of potatoes and 4 cups broth, it served 6 easily. The ingredients are usually standards in my kitchen, except for the meat which can be frozen, and easy to cut thin if slightly defrosted.
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