Slow-Cooker Thai Beef Stew

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Try this simple Slow-Cooker Thai Beef Stew recipe for dinner
Slow-Cooker Thai Beef Stew

Danielle Walker

This slow-cooker stew is made with healthful coconut oil, and gets that hint of umami flavor from the addition of fish sauce. Make this beef stew for a simple weeknight dinner.

Danielle Walker is the founder of AgainstAllGrain.com and bestselling cookbook author of Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple. Find more recipes at www.againstallgrain.com.

 

Ready in
5 to 8 h
6
Servings
540
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • 3 Pounds beef stew meat, trimmed of fat
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Teaspoons peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 13.5 Ounces can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/3 Cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 Cup red curry paste
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 Teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 Cups broccoli florets
  • 2 Cups carrots, julienned
  • 1 Cup jicama, peeled and julienned
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Directions

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and, working in batches, brown the meat on all sides.

Use a slotted spoon to transfer each batch of browned meat directly to the slow cooker, then continue browning. Wipe out the pot between batches if a lot of liquid has accumulated at the bottom, to ensure even browning.

Wipe out the pot and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Sauté the onion, garlic, and ginger over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.

Pour in the coconut milk and stir continuously to release the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.

Add the tomato paste, curry paste, fish sauce, lime juice, and salt, then pour the mixture over the beef.

Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours. Add the broccoli, carrots, and jicama during the last 30 minutes of cooking on high or the last hour on low. Serve garnished with the cilantro.

 

Thai Shopping Tip

To find the ingredients you need to cook Southeast Asian cuisine, try to find specialty grocery stores in the Asian neighborhoods in your town.

Thai Cooking Tip

Southeast Asian Cuisine is about the balance of flavors between sweet and sour; hot and mild. When working with Asian chiles, the smaller ones are usually spicier. Handle with caution and care.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
47%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
21g
100%
Cholesterol
145mg
48%
Protein
54g
100%
Carbs
18g
6%
Vitamin A
409µg
45%
Vitamin B12
5µg
86%
Vitamin B6
2mg
78%
Vitamin C
38mg
63%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
12µg
16%
Calcium
102mg
10%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
60µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
60µg
15%
Iron
9mg
49%
Magnesium
121mg
30%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
13mg
65%
Phosphorus
629mg
90%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
1514mg
43%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
29.3%
Sodium
1031mg
43%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
19.1%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
13mg
88%

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