Thai Beef Curry

Most Thai curries are made with chicken and that’s okay – who doesn’t love chicken curry – but it’s always nice to try something different. This curry is one of my favorites, not least because it reminds me of travelling in Asia.

Curries are not just tasty, they are loaded with very healthy ingredients. All those aromatic herbs and spices have healthful, and even medicinal, properties and can help fight infections. Think about it; before modern medicine, most illnesses were treated with herbs and spices.

This curry is delicious, and it will fill your house with exotic aromas as it cooks. It makes a big pot of food which is ideal for sharing with your friends. I’ve found this recipe at the BBC Good Food site.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 8 hours
Serves: 8 persons


  • 2-3 tablespoons of peanut oil
  • 4 pounds of beef short ribs (bone-in ribs left whole), or brisket, cut into large chunks
  • 1 large bunch coriander
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, 1 bashed, 1 roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1-2 green chilies, roughly chopped, deseeded if you like a cooler curry
  • 1 inch-piece galangal or ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 14 oz. can coconut milk
  • 2 star anise
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves
  • The juice of 2 limes, plus wedges to serve


Brown the meat in a lightly oiled frying pan. Next, blitz half the coriander in a food processor with the chopped lemongrass, garlic, chilies and ginger with the rest of the oil until you have made a rough paste.

With your slow cooker on High, heat the paste for a few minutes and then add the beef plus all the remaining ingredients, except the last coriander and the lime juice. Switch your slow cooker to Low and leave for eight hours or until the meat cooked and tender.

Add the remaining coriander and lime juice, stir well, and then season with a little more fish sauce. Serve with rice.

Note: If you don’t have a slow cooker you can convert this recipe for your oven, learn how in this article.

A printable version of this recipe can be found at the original source here.

Pictures credits to Dad Cooks Dinner.

Nutrition per serving 

  • 540 calories
  • 34 grams protein
  • 10 grams carbohydrates
  • 1 gram fiber
  • 40 grams fat

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