365 Days of Slow Cooking: Recipe for Massaman Curry with Beef in the Slow Cooker (crockpot)
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Recipe for Massaman Curry with Beef in the Slow Cooker (crockpot)

Crockpot Recipe for Massaman Beef Curry #beef #slowcooker #recipe #crockpot
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Makes 6 servings

3 Tbsp Thai curry paste (I used mild)
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 lbs chuck or cross rib roast, cut into bite-size cubes
2 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp fish sauce
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup peanut butter
3 Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed into fairly large chunks
1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
1 fresh lime, juiced (about 2-3 Tbsp)
2 Tbsp quick-cooking tapioca
Garnish with peanuts and cilantro, if desired

1.  Place cubed potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker. 
2. In a medium bowl, combine curry paste, ginger, brown sugar, fish sauce, Worcestershire sauce, coconut milk, and tapioca.  Whisk until it is smooth.  Pour over the potatoes in the slow cooker.
3.  Place cubed beef in the slow cooker and press to submerge in the liquid.
4.  Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours, until potatoes are soft and beef is tender.  Stir in the lime juice and peanut butter.  Top with peanuts and cilantro, if desired and serve over rice.

My family loves the chicken massaman curry so much that I thought I would try it with beef.  I made it for a big group and everyone seemed to like it.  The beef got really tender and yummy.  The potatoes cooked evenly with the beef which is sometimes a challenge with the chicken recipe.  This is a perfect comfort food and I'll be making it again, for sure.  4 stars.


  1. Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about curry! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

  2. Lovely dish. Thanks for linking it in to Food on Friday: Curries. I have just signed up to follow you by email. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or are you already following? Cheers

  3. What could you replace the tapioca with?

  4. What could I replace the tapioca with?

    1. you could just thicken with cornstarch at the end instead!

  5. Do you think this would freeze well after cooking?

    1. Everything would freeze well except for the potatoes. Potatoes don't do great in the freezer.