Slow Cooker Massaman Beef Curry

Slow Cooker Massaman Beef Curry image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Slow Cooker Massaman Beef Curry image

Cinnamon, cardamom and cloves lend a fragrant Massaman Thai curry its complex mild flavour. A mortar and pestle are traditionally used to make curry paste, but we've eased the process by using a food processor to blend the ingredients into a smooth base for the dish.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015

Ingredients

  • 900 g beef stewing cubes cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 2 white potatoes (about 450 g) peeled and cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 1 can (400 mL) coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 red finger chili pepper thinly sliced (optional)
Massaman Curry Paste:
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon each cinnamon and ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 shallots halved lengthwise
  • 1 lemongrass outer layers discarded and thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 piece fresh ginger peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 red finger chili pepper seeded
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

Massaman Curry Paste: In dry small skillet, toast coriander seeds, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves over medium heat, shaking pan and stirring often, until fragrant, about 3 minutes.

In food processor, purée together coriander mixture, shallots, lemongrass, garlic, ginger, chili pepper, tomato paste, fish sauce, brown sugar, salt and 1/4 cup water, scraping down side, until thick paste forms, about 3 minutes. (Makeahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

In slow cooker, combine beef, potatoes, coconut milk and curry paste. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 7 to 8 hours.

Whisk flour with 3 tbsp water until smooth; stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with chili pepper (if using).

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 579 mg
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 27 g
  • Calories 332.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Potassium 728 mg
  • Cholesterol 61 mg
  • Saturated fat 12 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g

%RDI

  • Iron 34.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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