Massaman Beef Curry
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Massaman Beef Curry

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Beef cooked until tender using Thai ingredients. This dish relies on a balance of layered flavours – spicy, sour and sweet.
<b>Prep:</b> 20 mins Prep: 20 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 2 hours 30 mins Cook: 2 hours 30 mins
Serves 4 Serves 4
Excellent source of iron Excellent source of iron
Low Sodium Low Sodium
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  • 750 Quality Mark chuck steak, cut into 5cm pieces 
  • 2 tablespoons Massaman curry paste
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Splash fish sauce
  • 300g waxy potatoes, cut into large chunks

To serve

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped parsley 
  • Jasmine rice



Preheat the oven to 170°C. 
Toss the beef in the Massaman curry paste. Place a large frying pan over a medium heat and add a dash of oil. Place in the onion and cook until soft but not coloured. Transfer to an ovenproof casserole dish.

Add another dash of oil to the frying pan and place in the beef, in batches, and brown on both sides. Transfer to the casserole dish as you go. Pour the coconut milk and water into the frying pan and allow to bubble up. Add the lime juice, sugar, bay leaf and fish sauce. Stir to combine, then pour over the beef. 

Place on the lid and place in the oven to cook for 1 hour. Remove from the oven, taste for seasoning and add the potatoes. Cook for a further 1 1/2 hours until the beef is almost falling apart.

To serve

Serve Massaman beef curry topped with the peanuts and parsley. Add a bowl of cooked rice.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 590g
Energy kJ (kcal) 2877 (687)
Protein (g) 47.1
Fat (g) 27.4
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 60.8
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 538
Iron (mg) 6.1
Zinc (mg) 11.5
Vitamin B12 (ug) 4.3
Vitamin D (ug) N/A
Selenium (ug) 6.3
  • Chuck steak is the perfect cut for beef curry.
  • Beef curry is delicious the next day after the flavours have developed further.
  • Place baking paper, cut to fit, on top of the liquid to protect the meat and reduce evaporation if the lid on your ovenproof casserole dish is not tight fitting.
  • Serve with roughly chopped coriander, if available

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 3 reviews, with an average rating of 3.3 out of 5
Love the flabour and its easy to make.
Posted by carolyn 2020-05-15 12:43:38
Perfect comfort food as season calls down. Thumbs up
Posted by Fi 2018-05-01 20:19:17
This is a new favorite in our house. It is very tasty and so easy to make. Side note: I chuck everything in the crockpot instead of following the directions.
Posted by Kim 2017-02-09 11:16:45
made this last night, family loved it.
Posted by Carmel 2016-06-28 11:30:12




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