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Thai beef curry

A spicy, authentic Thai green curry for your slow cooker that's ideal for taking the last-minute stress out of entertaining

  • Prep: 20 mins
    Cook: 8 hrs
  • Serves 8
  • Easy
  • Serves 8
  • Easy
  • Calories 541
  • Carbohydrates 10
  • Saturated Fat 20
  • Sugar 7
  • Protein 34
  • Fat 40
  • Fibre 0
  • Salt 1.5

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 541
  • Carbohydrates 10
  • Saturated Fat 20
  • Sugar 7
  • Protein 34
  • Fat 40
  • Fibre 0
  • Salt 1.5

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 2kg beef short ribs (bone-in ribs left whole), or brisket, cut into large chunks
  • large bunch coriander
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, 1 bashed, 1 roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1-2 green chillies, roughly chopped, deseeded if you like
  • 2cm-piece galangal or ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 50ml rice wine vinegar
  • 50ml fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp palm or light brown sugar
  • 400g can coconut milk
  • 2 star anise
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves
  • juice 2 limes, plus wedges to serve

Method

  1. Heat a little of the oil in a large pan and brown the beef in batches, removing to a plate after, reserving any juices. If your slow cooker has a browning function, use this instead. Meanwhile, in a mini chopper or food processor, whizz half the coriander, the chopped lemongrass, garlic, chillies and galangal with the rest of the oil until you have a rough paste.

  2. Turn the slow cooker to High. Heat the paste for a few mins, then add the beef and all the remaining ingredients, apart from the remaining coriander and lime juice. Turn slow cooker to Low and cook for 8 hrs, or until the meat is falling off the bone.

  3. If using beef ribs, remove bones from the beef, then shred the meat with 2 forks. If the sauce is too thin, strain it off and boil it to reduce. Stir in the remaining coriander and lime juice, then season with more fish sauce or sugar.

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