Braised Beef Shank in Soybean Paste 酱烧牛肉

【Braised Beef Shank in Soybean Paste】
by MaomaoMom

I made this braised beef shank in soybean paste for dinner.. With aid of an electric pressure cooker, this dish can be done in 45 minutes. The meat is so tender and full of flavour.

 Braised Beef Shank in Soybean Paste 酱烧牛肉

Meal type: Beef
Prepare time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Stand time: 30 minutes
Level: Easy
Serves: 8 servings


1) 1000g beef shank or beef stew;
2) 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp chili bean paste, 1 tbsp sweet soybean paste, 2 green onion chopped to 2-inch length, 10 g sliced fresh ginger, 5-6 cloves of garlic, crushed;
3) 1 tsp Chinese cooking wine, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, 2 tsp sugar, 1/3 tsp salt, 3-4 tbsp water.


1: Soak beef in cold water for 30 minutes and then drain. Dice beef into 4x2x2 cm pieces. Place a non-stick sauté pan on high heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil and beef (Picture 1). Sauté for a few minutes until water evaporates and beef turns brown (Picture 2). Transfer beef in a bowl and set aside.

2: Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in the same pan over medium-high heat. Sauté 1 chili bean paste and sweet soybean paste for about 30 seconds. Add chopped green onion, ginger and garlic (Picture 3), continue sauté for 30 seconds. Put the beef back into the pan, and sauté for 1 minute (Picture 4), then add all ingredients of Ingredient 3).

 Braised Beef Shank in Soybean Paste 酱烧牛肉

3: Transfer beef and sauce into InstantPot pressure cooker (Picture 5). Cover the lid and place the pressure valve in “Seal” position. Press “Manual” button and set 38 minutes of cooking time.

4: When the program is done, wait another 5 minutes. Slowly release the pressure then open the lid (Picture 6). Select “Sauté” and set temperature to “More”, stir occasionally until the sauce is reduced to 1/3. If your pressure cooker does not have the “Sauté” function, use the non-stick sauté pan.

5: Transfer the braised beef shank into to a serving bowl, serve immediately over rice. Yummy!!

 Braised Beef Shank in Soybean Paste 酱烧牛肉

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36 Responses to Braised Beef Shank in Soybean Paste 酱烧牛肉

  1. 酱烧牛肉是很经典的一道好菜,毛毛可真有口福啊 ^-^

  2. Peng says:

    Hi Maomao Mom

    This is such a nice dish. I will try it tomorrow. I want to know what pan are you using? I saw the Gastrulax sause pan on your website? Is it the one you are using? It looks good.

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  7. lily says:

    请问一开始可以直接用高压锅”saute”来炒牛肉吗?您的1,2 步骤可以直接用高压锅,不用不粘锅吗?谢谢。

  8. Jill says:

    毛毛妈,我想问下这个instant pot的手动档跟meat/stew那个档有什么区别?我也买了那个锅,之前炖排骨还有红烧肉都用meat/stew那个档,但是看你都用manual那个档,不知道有什么区别

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  10. shjljy says:

    毛毛妈:请问牛肉beef stew or flank怎样做好吃,口感不柴。谢谢

  11. shjljy says:

    问错了,是beef chuck pot rorst boneless怎样做好吃,口感不柴。谢谢

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  13. sabrina says:


    I have cooked a lot of dishes following your recipes! Every dish turned out delicious! My husband loves your recipes! Thank you!!!



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  16. Viv says:

    Hi Mao Mao Mo,

    May I know the purpose for soaking the beef in cold water for 30 minutes? Thank you.

  17. Lily says:

    Can pork shank be used for your braised beef shank recipes?

  18. Bessie Chang says:

    請問手動,壓力是設 normal or high?

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