Slow Cooker Thai Curried Beef


Awesome and flexible slow cooker Thai dish that is perfect for the busy family, couple or single person. Prep the night before or the morning-of. Cook for 6, 8, or 10 hours. This recipe is as tasty as it is forgiving.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 53 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs 8 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds lean stew beef

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups diced onion

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk

  • ¾ cup beef broth

  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil

  • 2 jalapeno chile peppers, seeded and minced

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 cups baby spinach

  • 8 water

  • 4 cups jasmine rice

  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves (Optional)


  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Drain excess grease. Transfer beef to a 4-quart slow cooker and sprinkle with salt.

  2. Combine onion and garlic in the same skillet over medium-high heat; saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add to beef in the slow cooker.

  3. Stir coconut milk, beef broth, red curry paste, lime juice, peanut oil, jalapeno chile peppers, and brown sugar into the slow cooker.

  4. Cover and cook on Low until flavors combine, 6 to 10 hours.

  5. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  6. Stir spinach into the slow cooker and cook until wilted, about 15 minutes. Serve beef mixture over rice and garnish with basil leaves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

829 Calories
39g Fat
86g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 829
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 19g 94%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 86g 31%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 566mg 12%

* 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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