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Thai Beef with Red Curry in a bowl

Thai Beef with Red Curry

Course: Entree / Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Asian / Thai
Keyword: Easy Thai, Red curry, Thai food
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 438kcal
This Thai Beef with Red Curry is so comforting and warms you to the bone.  A little bit of heat, a little bit of sweet, and HUGE amount of tender texture and incredible flavor.  Slow cooked to perfection.  
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  • lb beef lean chuck or round, cut into bite-size pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup Thai red curry paste
  • 2 13 fl. oz. cans unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 8 oz. cans bamboo shoots drained
  • 3 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • Cooked Jasmine rice for serving


  • Sprinkle the beef with 1 tsp salt and pepper, each, all over.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet, or Dutch oven, over medium-high heat.
  • Working in batches (if necessary), sauté the beef until browned on all sides, about 5 to 6 minutes.  Set aside.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the pan and sauté over medium-high heat until soft, about 2 minutes.  
  • Add the curry paste and stir until fragrant and coats the onion and garlic, about 1 minute.
  • Add the coconut milk and stir with a wooden spoon, scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.  
  • Stir in the fish sauce, lime juice and brown sugar and bring to a boil. 
  • Place the beef into a large pot, or Dutch oven, and add the curry / coconut milk mixture.  
  • Partially cover and cook over low heat for about 2 hours, until the meat is tender and the sauce has thickened somewhat. 
  • 15 minutes before the dish is done cooking, stir in the bamboo shoots.
  • Spoon over cooked Jasmine rice and garnish with mint.


Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1244IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg