Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Thai Beef and Sweet Potato Curry

Not too hot or spicy so all the family will enjoy this curry. Cost per serve: $3.08 (as at 2014)

Photo  Beef and Lamb NZ
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: low 5-6 hours, high 3-4½ hours

Serves: 8

1-1.5kg lean beef for casseroling
1 tsp each salt and ground black pepper
2 onions, peeled and diced
3 Tbsp Thai-style red curry paste
2 tsp minced garlic
2 medium, orange-fleshed kumara, peeled and diced
400g can coconut milk
1½ cups beef stock
1-1½ cups frozen peas
2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander


  1. Cut the beef into 2-2.5cm pieces and season with salt and pepper. Brown the meat in a dash of oil in a hot frying pan; this is best done in 2-3 batches. With the last batch of meat, add the onions and curry paste and cook until fragrant.
  2. Put the beef mixture into the slow cooker with the garlic, kumara, coconut milk and stock, and cover with the lid.
  3. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Stir in the peas and coriander, re-cover and continue cooking on high for a further 15-20 minutes.
  4. Serve in bowls garnished with shredded coconut and accompany with steamed rice and prawn crackers.

Savvy Tip
There’s lots of curry sauce with this recipe. If you’d like a thicker curry, use only 1 cup stock when cooking in the slow cooker.
To cook in the oven, simmer at 160°C for 1½-2 hours with 1½ cups of stock.

Source:  Beef and Lamb NZ