Semur Daging Recipe


  • 500 gr Stewing Beef
  • 2 medium sized Onions
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 150 ml cooking oil
  • 300 ml water
  • 2 tablespoons Vinegar or lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Kecap Manis
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 large potato
  • 2 hardboiled eggs


  • 2 Salem leaves (Indonesian bay)
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • Pepper and salt


  1. Heat the oil in heavy bottom pan and lightly brown the diced beef. Add the diced onions and garlic and wait for them to soften. Mix in the spice's and add the Kecap, vinegar and enough water so that all the beef is covered.
  2. Simmer on a low heat for about 2 ½ hours until meat is very tender. Add the diced potatoes, skinned and chopped tomatoes and halved eggs for the last ½ hour cooking time. Keep an eye on the water level, if it’s getting to dry, add a small amount of water.
  3. The fresh tomatoes can be replaced with chopped, tin tomatoes for an equally good result.
  4. Before serving remove salem leaves and star anise.
  5. Now put it all in a ball and serve.