Slow Cooker Thai Beef Stew

By: Cassy Joy

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Today’s recipe for Thai Beef Stew is a sneak peek inside the brand new book, Meals Made Simple, by Danielle Walker of Against All Grain. If you’re already familiar with Danielle, you know that she has earned a reputation for fresh recipes, thoughtful meal plans, and a tremendous amount of grace.

Slow Cooker Thai Beef Stew

I’m especially proud to showcase this one dish from her latest masterpiece!

Like so many of us on the go, I’m constantly in search of wow-worthy meals I can easily pull together in my slow cooker. This dish completely fits the bill. Like all the recipes in Meals Made Simple, the instructions were easy to follow and resulted in a dinner bursting with flavor.

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Slow Cooker Thai Beef Salad

Slow Cooker Thai Beef Stew
  • Author: Cassy
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 to 8 hours
  • Total Time: -26228043.85 minute
  • Yield: 6 to 8

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
  • 1 (13 1/2-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup Thai red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups julienned carrots
  • 1 cup peeled and julienned jicima
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown the meat on all sides.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to transfer each batch of browned meat directly to the slow cooker, then continue browning. Wipe out the skillet between batches if a lot of liquid has accumulated at the bottom to ensure even browning.
  3. Wipe out the skillet and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Saute the onion, garlic, and ginger over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk and stir continuously to release the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add the tomato paste, curry paste, fish sauce, lime juice, and salt, then pour the mixture over the beef in the slow cooker.
  6. Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours. Add the broccoli, carrots, and jicima during the last 30 minutes if cooking on high, or the last hour if cooking on low. Serve garnished with cilantro.

Notes

Instant Pot Version:

  1. Turn the Instant Pot on Saute and heat 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil. Working in batches, brown the meat on all sides. Removing with a slotted spoon and setting aside.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Saute the onion, garlic, and ginger until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the coconut milk and stir continuously to release the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add the tomato paste, curry paste, fish sauce, lime juice, and salt, broccoli, carrots, jicama, then add the beef into the Instant Pot.
  5. Secure and seal the lid then manually set the time for 45 minutes. Perform a slow release of pressure when finished cooking. Serve garnished with cilantro.
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  1. Michelle W. says:

    This looks amazing. I’m totally making that this week!

  2. Sharon Bowler says:

    I just bought this book and so far we’re loving it. I was going to make this recipe when I saw that it calls for 1/2 cup red curry paste. Doesn’t that make it super hot? Have you made it? How hot is it? I like a little heat but my 2 year old doesn’t.

    Thanks!
    Sharon

  3. Lyn W says:

    I have this bubbling away in the slow cooker right now and the whole house smells incredible. I can’t wait to eat it tonight.