Beef Curry is a simple, easy and quick easy weeknight dinner that is packed with flavor! Serve plain, with rice noodles or rice!
Best Ever Beef Curry Recipe
This recipe is truly one of my favorites! I have several curry recipes on the site (this Ultimate Shrimp + Chicken Curry is amazing too!), but the flavor and simplicity of this one is just next level. Feel free to serve with the rice noodles we suggest, you can eat it on your own for a paleo/Whole30 option or you can serve it with regular rice. Cannot wait for you to try this!
Country Natural Beef is 100% owned by family ranchers and is G.A.P. Step 4 Animal Welfare Certified which means that their animals are pasture-raised, fed a vegetarian diet, provided a safe and enriched environment and never receive antibiotics or added hormones. They also happen to be a Whole30-Approved partner! And I have to say, this is honestly the best beef I have ever tasted. You truly can tell the difference and I am so proud to be partnering with them today!
Why This Recipe Works
- Quick: the meal comes together in 30 minutes – perfect for a weeknight dinner!
- That Flavor: the juices from the cooked beef combine so well with the curry/coconut milk and then the basil and acidity from the lime juice .. it all works so well together!
- Don’t Over-Cook the Beef: No one likes super chewy over-cooked beef. We sear it in the beginning of the recipe and then let it simmer in the curry liquid later on – don’t cook it too long!
Beef Curry Ingredients
- Country Natural Beef Boneless Steak Bites: you could also use Country Natural Beef sirloin steak and simply cut it into chunks yourself.
- kosher salt and ground black pepper: you will use these to (generously) season your steak bites and then, at the end, you will taste and add additional salt, to taste.
- ghee or olive oil: this is used to coat the pan before searing the beef. You could also use avocado oil.
- beef broth: we don’t use much of this, just enough to deglaze the pan after searing the beef.
- garlic: because you gotta have some garlic in there!
- red onion + red bell pepper: feel free to add in other veggies if you want!
- red curry paste + full fat coconut milk: these two combine perfectly to make a delicious broth/sauce.
- lime juice: for extra acidity.
- fresh basil: this adds an earthy tone that pairs perfectly with the curry and lime juice.
- rice noodles: love how light these are and they are so good when coated with the curry broth! Feel free to serve plain, with regular rice or cauliflower rice.
How to Make Beef Curry
Always start with using high-quality beef, it truly makes such a difference!
Pat your beef dry with a clean paper towel (feel free to trim any excess fat).
Season generously with kosher salt and ground black pepper.
Sear on both sides – we are not looking to fully cook the beef in this step; we just want a sear on both sides. They will finish cooking in the liquid later on.
Remove the beef and place on a plate; set aside.
After you deglaze the pan with some broth, add in the garlic, onion and bell pepper.
Then add in the curry paste and coconut milk.
Stir to combine.
Add back in the beef (along with any juices that have settled on the plate) and basil and stir. Let simmer a bit until the beef has cooked to your liking (don’t over-cook the beef).
Serve with rice noodles (or rice) and enjoy!
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Beef Curry – a simple, easy and quick beef curry recipe that is packed with flavor! Serve plain, with rice noodles or rice!
- 1 pound Country Natural Beef Boneless Steak Bites*
- kosher salt and ground black pepper for seasoning
- 1 tablespoon ghee or olive oil
- 1/4 cup beef broth
- 2–3 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1/2 large red onion, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 2–3 tablespoons red curry paste
- 1 15oz can full fat coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
- additional kosher salt, to taste
- 7–8oz rice noodles*
- Toppings: fresh basil (chopped) and lime slices
- Place steak on a plate and pat dry with a clean paper towel.
- Season generously with kosher salt and ground black pepper.
- Bring large cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add ghee (or olive oil) and swirl to coat the pan.
- Sear steak pieces on both sides, approximately 1-2 minutes per side (depending upon thickness). You don’t want to cook them all the way through, just sear them. Remove from skillet and place on a plate; set aside for later.
- Add broth to pan to deglaze the bottom; be sure and scrape up any bits that are stuck to the. bottom.
- Add the garlic and move around the pan until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Add red onion, red bell pepper, curry paste, coconut milk and lime juice. Use a whisk to combine.
- Add beef back in along with any juices that have settled on the plate. Let simmer 5-10 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
- Meanwhile, cook your rice noodles according to their package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- Add in basil to curry mixture; stir to combine.
- Taste and add additional kosher salt, as needed.
- Serve over rice noodles.
- Garnish with fresh lime slices and additional chopped basil.
- *Steak: you could also use Country Natural Beef Sirloin Steak, cut into thin 1 inch slices.
- Dairy-Free: to make this dairy-free simply opt for the olive oil instead of the ghee.
- Cast Iron Skillet: you could easily make this in a dutch oven as well.
- Coconut milk: if your coconut milk has separated in the can simply pour out into a bowl and use a whisk or immersion blender to recombine before using.
- Rice Noodles: you can also serve this plain, with cauliflower rice or with regular rice!
- Paleo/Whole30: to serve paleo/Whole30 simply serve with cauliflower rice or serve plain!
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