Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang, as served at Sago, located in Cincinnati, Ohio - as seen on Food Network's Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, Season 38
Recipe courtesy of Sago

Beef Rendang

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 50 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Toast the coconut flakes, then blend into a paste.
  2. Saute the onion, chopped lemongrass, galangal, turmeric and lime leaf, then blend into a paste.
  3. Grind the chili powder, cumin, star anise, coriander, fennel, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, and clove into a powder.
  4. Pressure cook the beef with the stalk of lemongrass and 1 1/2 cups water until tender, about 35 minutes, then dice into large chunks. Put into a pot with the coconut paste, aromatic paste, ground spices, coconut milk, sugar and salt. Cook until the sauce is thick, then adjust the seasoning if needed.