Dukan Diet Plan Recipe: Oriental Style Braised Beef

This recipe isn’t suitable for the Attack Phase as it contains two tolerated ingredients – soy sauce and corn flour, but it can be used for PP days in Cruise.  It is perfect when accompanied by Shirataki noodles and it is a dish that can be made ahead and reheated or it could be cooked in a slow cooker so that it is ready to eat as soon as you get home from work.

Oriental Style Braised Beef

Ingredients (Serves 4)
  • 750 g of lean braising beef
  • 2 tablespoons of cornflour
  • 4 teaspoons of rapeseed oil
  • 1 finely sliced onion
  • 4 cloves of finely sliced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger
  • 1 deseeded and finely chopped red chili
  • 1 teaspoon of Chinese five-spice powder
  • 3 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
  • 500 ml of water
  • Sweetener to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped cilantro/coriander


  1. Cut the beef into chunks and toss  in a bowl with the cornflour to coat.
  2. Heat two  teaspoons of oil in a casserole dish and brown the meat.
  3. Remove the meat and add the remaining two teaspoons of oil.
  4. Cook the onion, garlic, ginger and chili until soft.
  5. Add the browned meat and teaspoon of Chinese five-spice powder and cook for a further five minutes.
  6. Add the water, soy sauce and sweetener and bring to a slow steady simmer.
  7. Cook until the meat is really tender which should be about 90 minutes.
  8. Stir in the chopped cilantro/coriander just before serving.

3 Responses to “Dukan Diet Plan Recipe: Oriental Style Braised Beef”

  • mrsj2008 on November 20, 2012

    I’ve rated this 5 stars *****

    DELICIOUS, easy to do and so flavoursome. I did 1/2 quantities but the next time I make this (and I will) i’ll only use 150ml of water to make the sauce thicker.

    Thanks for the recipe, it’s so hard trying to find a good PP meal.

    • Amber on November 20, 2012

      Hi mrsj2008

      A 5 ***** comment! Thnak you for sharing your suggestion to make the sauce thicker.

      Best wishes


  • Dukan Diet Plan Recipe: Oriental Style Braised Beef | CookingPlanet on October 8, 2012

    Thanks for sharing your great Dukan Diet Plan recipes. You’re a star!

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