Thai Beef and Sweet Potato Curry
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Thai Beef and Sweet Potato Curry

(8 ratings - rate this recipe)
Not too hot or spicy so all the family will enjoy this curry.
<b>Prep:</b> 20 mins Prep: 20 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 5 hours   on low or 3-4 hours on high Cook: 5 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high
Serves 8 Serves 8
Excellent source of iron Excellent source of iron
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  • 1-1.5kg lean Quality Mark beef for casseroling
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 onions, peeled and diced
  • 3 tablespoons Thai-style red curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 medium, orange-fleshed kumara, peeled and diced
  • 400g can coconut milk
  • 1½ cups beef stock
  • 1-1½ cups frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander


Cut the beef into 2-2.5cm pieces and season with salt and pepper. Brown the meat in a dash of oil in a hot frying
pan; this is best done in 2-3 batches. With the last batch of meat, add the onions and curry paste and cook until fragrant.

Put the beef mixture into the slow cooker with the garlic, kumara, coconut milk and stock, and cover with the lid.

Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Stir in the peas and coriander, re-cover and continue cooking on
high for a further 15-20 minutes.

Serve in bowls garnished with shredded coconut and accompany with steamed rice and prawn crackers.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 311g
Energy kJ (kcal) 1084 (258)
Protein (g) 32.1
Fat (g) 7.1
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 15.7
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 200
Iron (mg) 4.1
Zinc (mg) 7.4
Vitamin B12 (ug) 5.1
Vitamin D (ug) N/A
Selenium (ug) 9.3
  • There’s lots of curry sauce with this recipe. If you’d like a thicker curry, use only 1 cup stock when cooking in the slow cooker.
  • To cook in the oven, simmer at 160°C for 1½-2 hours with 1½ cups of stock.

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 8 reviews, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5
Best slow cooked recipe. Turns out to be more like a thick stew with the kumara breaking down. I also use beef shin on the bone
Posted by Nicola 2020-06-22 20:29:57
Yummy curry! Very mild so I will be adding spice next time
Posted by Ella 2019-08-19 11:51:07
Love this. It’s been on regular rotation for the past couple of years. I use a little more stock and a little less beef, and cook it in the oven. Sometimes I add the kumara towards the end so it stays chunky. The longer you leave it in, the more it melts into the sauce, which is still lovely - you just end up with a thicker curry. Freezes well, too.
Posted by Lisa 2018-07-29 18:06:30
Totally delicious. I added a few chilli flakes as I like it hot. Will be making on a regular basis.
Posted by Lynne 2017-08-23 18:54:30
Love this recipe. It's now a fam fav
Posted by Te Ao 2015-11-11 01:13:19
Have made this receipe a couple of times and always yum.
Posted by leanne heaphy 2014-08-25 15:34:23
Easy and delicious. Good idea to thicken though
Posted by Bert 2014-08-25 15:34:04
Yummy. Even my 3 year old like this
Posted by Karalee pearse 2014-08-25 15:33:49
This tastes so good! Cooked for a flat full of people. All were asking for seconds!
Posted by Allan 2014-08-25 15:33:33




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