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Beef curry stew served with portions of rice

Beef Curry Stew with Coconut Milk

This rich Beef Curry Stew is slow cooked for a deep and rich flavor. Easy to make and perfect for meal prep and freezer meals. Cooked in Indian Spices and coconut milk.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 497kcal


  • 17.5 ounces diced stew beef (500g)
  • oil
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 cm of fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies sliced and deseeded
  • 3 cardamom pods crushed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 1 leek halved and sliced
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • juice & zest of 2 limes
  • 13.5 ounces coconut milk (full-fat, canned) (400ml)
  • 6.7 ounces beef stock (200 ml)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3.5 ounces fresh green beans (100g) or you could use carrots or any other crunchy veg
  • handful of coriander


  • Heat oven to 320F / 160ºc.
  • Toss beef in flour, salt & pepper. Add oil to a large casserole, on a high heat, and fry beef in batches for a couple of minutes until browned.  Set aside.
  • In the same casserole, add a splash more oil, turn heat to med-low, and add ginger, chilli, cardamom, cumin and garlic - heat for two mins until fragrant.  Add onions, leeks and peppers. Heat for 5 mins until soft, stirring occasionally.
  • Add oyster, soy and fish sauces, along with lime juice, zest and coconut milk. Stir well.
  • Stir in beef and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add in beef stock, tomato puree and bring to the boil. Pop lid on and put in oven for 3hrs.
  • Once cooked, bring out of oven and stir in green beans and coriander and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.


Nutritional values are based on one of four servings.


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1628mg | Potassium: 1143mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1720IU | Vitamin C: 79.1mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 8.6mg