Vietnamese Beef Stew Recipe

This flavorful one-pot meal makes for great comfort food.

Preparation Time

10 min.

Cooking Time

2 hrs. and 10 mins.

Serving Size



  • Main Dish
  • Beef
  • Del Monte Quick 'n Easy


  • 1 kg beef, shortribs
  • 2 Tbsp garlic
  • 1/4 cup ginger
  • 2 tsp five-spice powder
  • 4 tsp sugar, brown
  • 3 Tbsp patis
  • 1/2 cup onion, red
  • 1 pouch DEL MONTE Quick 'n Easy Mechado Sauce (80g)
  • 3 pc lemongrass
  • 2 pc star anise
  • 2 liter water
  • 1/4 cup basil, fresh
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup carrot
  • 1 cup potato


1. Combine all ingredients in a pot except carrot and potato. Cook until beef is tender.
2. When the beef is tender, add the carrot and potato and cook until the vegetables are easily pierced with a fork.

Lusog Notes

This Vietnamese Beef Stew recipe is high in protein, which is important for growth and development and vitamin A that helps maintain healthy skin and normal vision and also plays a role in immunity.

Chef`s Tip

Pound the lemongrass to release the essential oils in the stalks.

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Mixing