Instant Pot Beef Panang Curry


This curry takes advantage of pre-made curry paste and it cooks in the Instant Pot. If you don't have coconut sugar, use brown sugar or palm sugar. Serve over jasmine rice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons Panang-style red curry paste

  • 1 pound beef top sirloin, thinly sliced

  • ¾ cup coconut milk, or as needed

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar

  • ½ tablespoon fish sauce

  • cup finely chopped Thai basil


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Add oil and curry paste to the hot pot; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add sirloin strips and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in coconut milk. Cancel Saute mode. Close and lock the lid.

  2. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes.

  4. Unlock and remove the lid. Select Saute function. Mix in onion, bell peppers, peanut butter, coconut sugar, and fish sauce. Simmer until flavors are well combined, about 5 minutes. Taste and add more coconut milk if curry is too spicy. Sprinkle with Thai basil before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
22g Fat
12g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 65mg 325%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 553mg 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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