Braised Beef with Potatoes

Yuhong’s Country Kitchen is here to show you how to make Chinese braised beef with potatoes in the comfort of your own home! Put away the takeout menu!

Braised Beef with Potatoes

Braised Beef with Potatoes

(Courtesy: Yuhong Sun)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1 tbsp cooking wine
  • 4 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 dried red chili peppers (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 inch knob ginger root (½ oz, ¼ cup), cut into thin slices
  • 5 cloves garlic (5 tsp), thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, cut into 1” lengths
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Cut potatoes into 1” cubes. Cover potatoes in water and set aside.
  • Cut beef into 1” cubes. Place in a large pot and cover with 3 cups cold water. Add cooking wine. Cover pan and turn heat to high.
  • When the water comes to a boil, drain beef into a heat-resistant colander and rinse under cold water.
  • Add oil to a saute pan or wok. Put in chili peppers and bay leaves. Turn heat up to medium-high.
  • When oil is hot, add ginger and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes. Add beef, soy sauce and sugar.
  • Stir fry for 5 minutes. Add sliced onion and 3 cups water. Add more water if necessary to cover all ingredients in the pan.
  • Cover pan, turn heat to medium and simmer for one hour. Remove by leaves and chili peppers. Add salt and pepper.
  • Add potatoes and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions and serve.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in serving-sized portions for up to 3 months
  • Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place it in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
  • Hack: Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use.
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For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

Did you know?  Beef has gotten a bad rap due to its high fat and cholesterol content but the health benefits make it a healthy addition to a balanced diet!

Suggestions:  Pair this with Chinese broccoli stir fry for a complete and nutritious meal!

Traditional Homemade Wonton Soup

This traditional homemade wonton soup is a traditional Asian dish that’s meant to be warm and comforting. Wontons can be made in large quantities and frozen for later use!

Easy Homemade Wonton Soup

Easy Homemade Wonton Soup

(Courtesy Yuhong Sun)
Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 3
Calories 375 kcal

Ingredients
  

Wontons:

  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 egg
  • 40 wonton wrappers
  • 6 cups water

Soup:

  • cups vegetable broth
  • cups water
  • 1 tomato, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Mix pork, scallions, ginger, cornstarch, vinegar, sesame oil and egg in a bowl.
  • Place 1 tsp mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. Wet edges of wonton and fold to form a triangle shape. Seal edges. Press two corners of folded wonton together to form a hat and seal.
  • Bring six cups of water to a simmer in a large pot.
  • Gently place 12 wontons into boiling water. Add ½ cold water and allow water to return to a simmer. Add more cold water as needed, ½ cup at a time, to maintain a gentle simmer.
  • When wontons float to the surface of the water (about 5 minutes), scoop from the pot and lay on a plate in a single layer.
  • In the meantime, mix broth and water in a pan. Add tomato and bring to simmer.
  • To serve, place one cup of soup in a bowl with 4 wontons.
  • Hack: Freeze remaining uncooked wontons in a single layer on a baking sheet. When solid, transfer to a freezer-safe container. Cook from a frozen state, allowing 2 extra minutes to cook. Any leftover wonton wrappers can be wrapped tightly and frozen as well.
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For a short tutorial on folding wontons, check out this video!

For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine at home, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

Suggestion:  If you love Asian-style soup, check out Yuhongs homemade hot and sour soup!

Authentic Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

Today, Yuhong’s Country Kitchen shows us how to make authentic Chinese chicken stir fry. Make sure to subscribe to her channel so you don’t miss any videos!

Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

(Courtesy Yuhong Sun)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced thin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 thin slices fresh ginger root
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups cooked rice, hot

Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (3 teaspoons)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • Chili oil to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mix ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix chicken, egg and cornstarch.
  • In a heavy saute pan or wok, heat 3 tbsp oil and ginger slices.  Add chicken and saute until no longer pink. Remove chicken and ginger from the pan.
  • Add 2 tbsp oil to saute pan.  Saute onion and pepper until just beginning to cook through but still has a crunch.  Add chicken and sauce to pan and heat through.
  • Serve over rice.
  • Hack:  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in servings-sized portions for up to 3 months.
  • Hack:  Place leftover rice while still warm (to retain moisture) in serving-size containers and freeze for up to 3 months.
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For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

Suggestion:  Serve this with a side of Yuhong’s Asian Stir Fry Green Beans!

 

General Tso’s Chicken

A fresh take on General Tso’s Chicken, one of my favorite dishes. It’s quick and easy to put together which makes it perfect for a busy workday evening!

General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp cayenne (red) pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 dried Thai chili peppers
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp)
  • 8 oz skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 cup cooked rice, hot

Instructions
 

  • Mix broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat vegetable broth over medium heat in a saute pan or wok.  Add dried peppers,  green pepper and onion. Cook on medium heat until soft and onion is golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Add sauce and chicken to pan and heat until chicken is cooked through, 5 - 7 minutes. Serve over hot rice.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Did you know?  The origins of General Tso’s chicken are murky but it most likely did not originate in China.  Several prominent chefs claim that they were the first ones to serve the dish.

This sesame chicken is another dish that (also) isn’t Chinese but it sure is delicious!

Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry For One

Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry brings together broccoli, ginger and soy sauce for a delicious side dish. Try it the next time you’re putting together an Asian meal!

Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry

Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 1
Calories 86 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp slivered almonds
  • tsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ clove garlic, minced (½ tsp)

Instructions
 

  • Place broccoli in a covered, microwave-safe container. Add a small amount of water and microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Place almonds in saute pan and lightly toast. Remove to a small bowl and set aside.
  • Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar and brown sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a saute pan. Add broccoli and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, until tender. Push to the side of the pan.
  • Put garlic and ginger in the center of the pan, adding a bit more oil, if necessary, and saute for 30-60 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add sauce and toss all ingredients. Top with toasted almonds.
  • Hack: Check the produce department of your local grocery store for pre-cut broccoli florets to avoid having to buy an entire head. Frozen broccoli florets would also work in this recipe.
  • Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place it in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
  • Hack: Once opened, sesame oil can be stored in a cool, dark place (kitchen cupboard away from the stove) for up to six months. It can be stored in the fridge for a year or more.
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Did you know?  Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse!  Check it out here!!

Suggestion: Pair this with Korean Beef Marinade for a tasty low-carb meal!

Quick and Easy Szechuan Shrimp

This spicy Szechuan shrimp recipe hails from Southwest China. It’s healthy, tasty and easy to make from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!

Szechuan Shrimp

Szechuan Shrimp

Course Main Course
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch 
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • A few Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup green onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp)
  • 12 oz medium cooked shrimp, shell removed
  • cups cooked rice, hot

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients (water through peppercorns) and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook green onion and garlic for 30 seconds. Add shrimp to pan and toss to coat with oil. Add sauce and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is bubbly and thickened.
  • Serve over rice.
  • Hack:  Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use. While they won’t retain the crispness that would make them suitable for salads or garnish, they will be fine for cooking.
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Did you know?  Shrimp is a healthy addition to your diet.  It provides a high amount of nutrients that aren’t abundant in other foods!

Do you have some cooked shrimp left?  Check out this quick and easy tomato and shrimp salad!

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