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Why I love this massaman curry recipe
When Marc and I went to Thailand a few years ago, I was beyond excited about eating. My entire trip to-do list was basically a menu of everything I wanted to eat while we were there. Sure I wanted to see the sights, but the food was my number one priority. Luckily, Thailand did not disappoint.
I can’t remember if it was on my list of foods to try or if it was just a happy accident, but I fell in love – with Marc’s meal. It was so flavorful, not too spicy, and completely delicious.
Years later, I finally found the time to make it myself, and in the slow cooker no less. It couldn’t get any easier. It’s basically a curry flavored beef stew. You are seriously going to love it. The second time around, I tweaked the recipe to use 2 pounds of beef, so I could have leftovers, and I’m so glad I did.
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Beef Massaman Curry
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 hours
- Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- 2 pounds beef stew meat
- 3 medium russet potatoes (about 1 pound) peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 cups baby carrots
- 1 large sweet onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can low-fat coconut milk
- 1/4 cup Massaman curry paste
- 2 teaspoons tamarind paste
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
- Combine all ingredients (except the flour and cilantro) in a large slow cooker. Stir to combine, and submerge the cinnamon stick and bay leaves.
- Cook on low for 5 – 6 hours.
- With about 30 minutes left in cooking time, whisk the flour with about 3 tablespoons of cold water to create a slurry. Stir the slurry into the slow cooker and allow the curry to cook for remaining time.
- Remove bay leaves and cinnamon stick before serving.
- Garnish with cilantro before serving.
- Calories: 0
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Last Updated on October 28, 2021 by Melissa Belanger