Slow Cooker Mussaman Curry


Smooth and delicious beef and potato curry with peanuts. I created a slow-cooker version of this famous Thai dish. This is easy to cook and does not take much time to prepare. It goes well with a scented white rice and steamed veggies as a side.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 2 potatoes, cut into large chunks

  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 ¼ pounds beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • ¼ cup peanut butter

  • 3 tablespoons curry powder

  • 3 tablespoons Thai fish sauce

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • ½ cup unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts


  1. Place the potatoes and onion in a slow cooker.

  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the beef and garlic together in the melted butter until the beef is browned on all sides. Transfer the beef and garlic to the slow cooker while keeping the beef drippings in the skillet.

  3. Return the skillet to the medium-high heat. Stir the coconut milk, peanut butter, and curry powder into the reserved beef drippings; cook and stir until the peanut butter melts. Pour the coconut milk mixture into the slow cooker. Turn the slow cooker on to Low; stir the fish sauce, brown sugar, and beef broth into the slow cooker.

  4. Cook on Low until the beef is fork-tender, 4 to 6 hours. Stir the peanuts into the curry about 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

545 Calories
41g Fat
29g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 545
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 21g 106%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 1029mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 834mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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