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July 28, 2016

Taiwan Beer Beef Stew

by tina


I’ve always wanted to make a stew with some beer ’cause it seems like you just can’t go wrong with the two together. After experimenting with a couple of recipes, (and my patient husband letting me do my thing and trying out my various stews), I came up with my own version. This is such a good comfort food dish~


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 to 1 1/4 lbs beef sukiyaki meat
  • 2 potatoes (medium sized)
  • 1 package (~7 ounces) konjac yam noodles (optional)
  • 2 carrots (2 small or 1 large)
  • 2 tbsps mirin
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 pint Taiwan beer

*Due to different levels of sweetness that may come from the onion or carrots, you may need to adjust certain seasonings to taste. (For example, you may want to start off with a little less sugar and add more later, or you may need to add a little more salt, mirin, or soy sauce later.)

Here is a picture of the ingredients that I used:



Heat the pot at medium high. Add the oil. When the oil is warm, add the onions. Stir and cook for about 1 min. Add the salt and stir.

Add the beef in and stir for about 1-2 mins, or until you start to see some browning.


Then add in the potatoes, konjac yam noodles, and carrots.  Stir for about 1 min.

Add in the mirin, soy sauce, sugar, and water. Turn the temperature to high.


Then pop open that bottle of Taiwan beer and pour it in!


Once the stew reaches to a boil, turn the temperature down to low to simmer for 1 hour.





Scoop some into a bowl and have some rice on the side. And don’t forget the beer.

Food is ready :) Delicious and super easy.


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