Debz’ Beef Rendang

In Food from Home on June 14, 2010 at 06:48

Had a sudden craving for beef rending so I decided to cook some for myself. Here’s a simple slowcooker recipe for easy peasy rending that can be served hot to me when I get home from a long day at work. Yay~!

Beef Rendang


1. 1kg Brazilian Beef (cut into cubes)
2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
3. 1 cinnamon stick
4. 10 grams of star anise
5. 10 grams of cardamom pods
6. 3 stalks of lemongrass (cut and pounded)
7. 1 cup thick coconut milk
8. 1 cup fresh milk
9. 4 kaffir lime leaves (very finely sliced)
10. 6 tablespoons kerisik (toasted coconut)
11. 2 tablespoon brown sugar or to taste
12. Salt to taste

Spice Paste:

1. 100 grams of shallots (chopped)
2. 2 pieces of galangal (cut and pounded)
3. 2 lemongrass (cut and pounded)
4. 6 cloves garlic (cut and pounded)
5. 100 grams of dried chilies (cut, pounded and chopped)


1. Heat the oil in a stew pot, add the spice paste, cinnamon,, star anise, and cardamom and stir-fry them until aromatic.
2. Add the beef and the pounded lemongrass and ensure that beef has been browned before stirring for 1 minute.
3. Add the coconut milk and milk, and simmer on medium heat, stirring frequently until the meat is almost cooked.
4. Add the kaffir lime leaves, kerisik (toasted coconut), sugar/palm sugar, stirring to blend well with the meat.
5. Lower the heat to low, cover the lid, and simmer for 8 hours on low in the slow cooker or until the meat is really tender and the gravy has dried up.
6. Add salt to taste. If not sweet enough, add more sugar to taste.
7. Serve immediately with steamed rice and save some for overnight cos it actually tastes better!

  1. One word: hungry

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