Red Thai Beef Curry

*This Red Thai Beef Curry is an easy and delicious version of one of my favorite restaurant dishes. Thinly sliced flank steak, sweet potatoes, and broccoli come together in a spicy, sweet, and flavorful sauce.*

This Red Thai Beef Curry is an easy savory and delicious version of one of my favorite restaurant dishes! | The Millennial Cook #thaifood #curry #thaicurry #asian

What’s your favorite kind of international cuisine? I love asking people this question. First, talking about food is simply fun. Second, it immediately gives you some insight into whether your conversation partner is a true food lover – an important thing to know, I think! Finally, debating over the merits of sushi versus dim sum is a great way to get to know someone in a fun, light-hearted environment.

This Red Thai Beef Curry is an easy savory and delicious version of one of my favorite restaurant dishes! | The Millennial Cook #thaifood #curry #thaicurry #asian

I tend to go back and forth with regards to my own answer to this question. Actually, I do know what my favorites are… But the list is pretty long. Am I allowed to have four favorites?! Well, since this is my blog, I’m declaring it ok. Italian, Mexican, Japanese, and Thai all hold a special place in my heart. Yes, of course, I love so many other foods (tapas! potstickers! tikka masala!) but these are the few that I always come back to. Keep me on a constant rotation of pizza, burritos, sushi, and pasta, and I’ll be a happy girl.

This Red Thai Beef Curry is an easy savory and delicious version of one of my favorite restaurant dishes! | The Millennial Cook #thaifood #curry #thaicurry #asian

When it comes to Thai, I always used to go with the classic Pad Thai – I know, how basic, right? More recently, I’ve expanded my horizons to explore curry – first yellow curry, then the red version. I have to say, I can’t get enough of red curry with beef. It’s seriously one of my favorite things right now. So, of course, me being me, I decided that I had to try making it myself. As it turns out, this curry dish is actually pretty easy to prepare! The secret to the flavorful, spicy, rich sauce is a combination of brown sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, and, of course, red curry paste, all combined with plenty of creamy coconut milk. Thinly sliced flank steak is the star of the show, and I rounded everything out with a couple of sweet potatoes and some broccoli. But you can feel free to substitute whatever veggies you prefer. If you’re any type of curry fiend, like me, try making this dish yourself! And now, I’m off to conquer Pad Thai. 🙂

This Red Thai Beef Curry is an easy savory and delicious version of one of my favorite restaurant dishes! | The Millennial Cook #thaifood #curry #thaicurry #asian

Red Thai Beef Curry

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This Red Thai Beef Curry is an easy and delicious version of one of my favorite restaurant dishes. Thinly sliced flank steak, sweet potatoes, and broccoli come together in a spicy, sweet, and flavorful sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt, divided
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 head broccoli
  • ¼ cup red curry paste
  • 2 14-ounce cans light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • juice of two limes
  • white rice, Thai basil or cilantro, and quartered limes, for serving

Directions

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Thinly slice the flank steak against the grain.
  3. Add the steak to the pot.
  4. Sprinkle with one teaspoon of salt, then cook, stirring regularly, until browned, about four minutes.
  5. Remove steak from pot to a plate and set aside.
  6. Peel the onion. Cut it in half, then slice each half into thin strips.
  7. Add onion to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and lightly browned, about five minutes.
  8. Peel and finely mince the garlic cloves. Reduce heat to medium, then add garlic to onions and cook a few minutes longer.
  9. Slice the bell pepper in half, remove the stem and seeds, and then slice the halves into thin strips.
  10. Scrub the sweet potatoes under cold water, then dry. Dice sweet potatoes into small cubes.
  11. Cut the head of broccoli into small florets, and dice the stem.
  12. Add pepper, sweet potatoes, and broccoli to the pot and cook until vegetables are slightly softened, about ten minutes.
  13. Add red curry paste and remaining teaspoon salt. Stir to coat vegetables and cook for two minutes.
  14. Add coconut milk, fish sauce, brown sugar, and lime juice.
  15. Raise heat to medium-high. Let liquid come to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for thirty minutes.
  16. Add the beef, stir to combine, and continue cooking until warmed through, about five more minutes.
  17. Serve curry over rice, garnished with herbs and lime quarters.

This Red Thai Beef Curry is an easy savory and delicious version of one of my favorite restaurant dishes! | The Millennial Cook #thaifood #curry #thaicurry #asian

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