- 2 1/ 2 pound Beef Chuck, cut into 1/2" pieces
- 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2" pieces
- 2 yellow onions, diced
- 2 shallots, diced
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 lemongrass stalks, bruised and cut into 3 segments
- 3 anise seeds
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 cinnamon stick
For the sauce mixture
- 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
- 1 14.5 ounce can beef broth
- 2 tablespoons mushroom seasoning
- 1/ 2 teaspoon Chinese five spice
- 1 1/ 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- cilantro, for garnish
- mint, for garnish
- red onion, sliced for serving
- jalapeño, sliced for serving
- White rice, rice noodles or 1 loaf French bread, for serving
Set the pressure cooker to sauté mode and preheat on high.
While the pot is heating up, season beef with salt and pepper.
Add oil into the pressure cooker and add in 1/3 of Beef Chuck. Be careful not to crowd the pot. Sear 2 sides of the beef for 2-3 minutes each.
Remove beef once browned and repeat batches until all the beef has browned. Add additional oil if needed.
While the beef is browning, combine tomato paste, beef broth, mushroom seasoning, five spice, curry powder, and fish sauce.
Once all the beef is done browning, add in the diced onions, shallots and garlic into the pressure cooker. Sauté for about 2 minutes, then add 1 cup of water to deglaze the pot. Scrape all browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
Add back the browned beef, add carrots, sauce mixture, lemongrass, anise seeds, bay leaves, and cinnamon stick.
Set the pressure cooker to cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
Let the pot naturally depressurize for 10 minutes after the cooking cycle has completed and carefully release pressure.
Garnish and serve immediately with desired sides.
Leftover Bò Kho can quickly be transformed into new dishes making this a fun family favorite. Some ideas for quick meal transformations are Bò Kho taco or Quesadillas, like a birria style served with the soup on the side for dipping, Bò Kho migas for breakfast, and fully loaded Bò Kho nachos or fries with all your favorite fixings.