This easy beef curry recipe combines perfectly tender beef with a mouthwatering rich creamy gravy. A Thai-inspired Coconut Beef Curry that’s packed with flavor and tastes even better the next day! Serves six served over rice or four as a one-pot meal.
400g(13.5 oz) can unsweetened coconut milkuse Light Coconut Milk for a slimming version
1red chilli, whole
6medium potatoes peeled and cubedsuch as Maris Piper / Yukon Gold
a little lime juice, to taste
salt and pepper to season, if needed
1red chilli, sliced
sprinkling dessicated coconut(optional)
Preheat the oven to 160C / 325F and set a rack on the lower third of the oven.
Heat oil in a large lidded casserole (Dutch Oven) and sear the beef over medium-high heat, in batches, until nicely browned on all sides.
Add the Chinese Five Spice, curry powder, sugar, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, about 3 minutes.
Add a splash of the beef stock to deglaze the pot and scrape in any browned bits.
Stir in the chopped onions, minced ginger and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the tomato paste.
Add the remaining beef stock and coconut milk.
Bring to a simmer, add the cinnamon stick and whole chilli, cover and cook in the oven for 40 minutes.
Carefully remove the pot from the oven and add the potatoes. Cover and cook for a further 30-40 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and meat is perfectly tender.
Discard the cinnamon stick and whole chilli. Taste and add the lime juice and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Garnish with fresh basil leaves and chopped chilli. Serve on its own with lime wedges on the side or over rice for a more substantial meal.
CAN I COOK THIS IN A SLOW COOKER? Yes you can! To avoid a watery curry, reduce the stock to 80ml (1/3 cup). Brown the beef in a casserole and proceed until you add the coconut milk and stock. Transfer to a slow cooker and cook for 8 hours on low, adding the potatoes after 2 hours.IS THIS CURRY SLIMMING FRIENDLY? This recipe is suitable for Slimming World with minor tweaks, such as using a low calorie cooking spray and Light Coconut Milk. One serving is around 3 SYNS without any sides. Consider serving with some steamed vegetables on the side such as broccoli, spinach or green beans.