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. Lily says:

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

  2. Bessie Chang says:

    請問手動,壓力是設 normal or high?

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