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Thai Red Curry Beef

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Cubed bottom roasted is browned and simmered in a red curry coconut broth until it reaches amazingness.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Thai
Keyword beef, coconut milk, dairy free, dutch oven, gluten free, healthy, stew, thai, Thai red curry beef
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Additional Time 25 mins
Total Time 3 hrs
Servings 6 servings
Calories 305
Author Laurie McNamara


  • pound bottom round roast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup heaping finely diced yellow onion
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1/4 heaping cup Thai red curry paste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1 (15 ounce) can regular unsweetened coconut Milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 8 ounces bamboo shoots drained


  • In a large bowl toss the cubed bottom round roast with salt and pepper.
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Working in batches, sear the cubed roast pieces on all sides, adding more olive oil if needed. Transfer browned beef to a clean dish and repeat with the remaining pieces.
  • Add the onions to the remaining fat in the pot and cook for 5 to 6 minutes until soft. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the red curry paste, stir and scrape up the browned bits on the bottom of the pot.
  • Pour in both cans of coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice and brown sugar. Add the beef back in, stir and bring to a bubble. Cover, leaving the lid cracked a bit, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2-1/2 hours.
  • Carefully transfer the red curry beef to a heat-safe container. Skim off 90 percent of the fat and cool before covering and refrigerating over night.
  • Add the Thai red curry beef and 1 can of drained bamboo shoots to a large sauce pan and reheat over medium heat until hot and bubbly.
  • Serve over Jasmine rice with torn fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4mg