Paleo Beef Curry

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Paleo Beef Curry

“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.”

~Orson Welles

This is one of my favorite quotes, and I decided to follow the good doctor’s advice by having an intimate dinner for four – yep, there were really three other people there!


Even though I’m a bit of an introvert, I still believe that sharing a meal with good friends is one of the highest forms of enjoyment. And it is SURELY PALEO! Just think about everyone hunting in communities and sharing the kill together after the hunt.

So, what was for dinner?
The main course was this delicious coconut beef curry with a side of sweet potatoes and mango salad. I have to admit I was really worried about the beef curry turning out ok, but it was perfect. Next time I make it, it’ll be another dinner for four with just me, me, me, and more me.

Paleo Beef Curry

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1 large bowl

Paleo Beef Curry

Ingredients

  • 1 lb beef round or other boneless cut, cut into 1-inch cubes (I like to use boneless short-ribs)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground corinader
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 3/4 cup of coconut cream (the solid part of a can of refrigerated coconut milk)
  • 2 carrots, sliced (optional)
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (optional)
  • 10 button mushrooms, diced (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil to cook in

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, saute the beef and onions in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil on medium heat for 5-6 minutes until the beef is browned.
  2. Add the curry powder, coconut cream, carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms, and fish sauce. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 1 hour until the beef is tender.
  3. Add the chopped basil, garlic, ginger, and salt to taste and simmer for 10 more minutes.
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  • SS July 10, 2013, 9:15 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been enjoying your beef curry for lunch this week. It is AH-MAZING!! Thank you so much for this recipe! I think the cardamom and fish sauce really make it special. :-)

    Reply
    • Louise July 11, 2013, 11:02 am

      So glad you like it! I also think the cardamom and the fish sauce make all the difference!

      Reply
  • Mike November 6, 2013, 7:31 pm

    I thought it was a darn good recipe … however, in step #2 they tell you to add the mushrooms … however, mushrooms are not included in the ingredients. 1/4 cup of fresh basil is included in the ingredients … however, not included in the steps. I assume they are to garnish the dish? I served over riced garlic cauliflower.

    Reply
    • Louise November 7, 2013, 1:56 am

      Thanks Mike – I’ve updated the recipe to correct those typos.

      Reply
  • Meagan November 6, 2013, 9:08 pm

    This looks great! Simple, flavorful and not complicated! Yum :)

    Reply
  • Fiona March 2, 2014, 4:32 pm

    In the instructions you list coconut cream and coconut milk but the ingredients only list coconut cream?

    Reply
    • Louise March 3, 2014, 7:14 pm

      Apologies Fiona – only the coconut cream should be in the instructions. I’ve edited it now. Thanks :)

      Reply

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