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  • 1 tablespoons - Canola Oil
  • 2 pounds - Beef Stew Meat
  • 1/2 cups - Unsalted Beef Stock
  • 1/4 cups - Thai Red Curry Paste
  • 2 tablespoons - Fish Sauce
  • 1 tablespoons - Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 whole - Yellow Onion, Sliced
  • 3/4 cups - Full-Fat Coconut Milk, Well Shaken
  • 8 ounces - Haricots Verts (French green beans), Halved Crosswise
  • 1/2 cups - Fresh Cilantro Leaves, Loosely Packed
  • 9 ounces - Fresh Spinach
  • 3 tablespoons - Fresh Lime Juice
  • - Cilantro Sprigs, Optional
  • Directions:

    Step 1
    Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add beef, and cook in 2 batches, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 6 minutes. Place browned beef in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add stock to skillet, stirring and scraping to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet; transfer mixture to slow cooker. Add curry paste, fish sauce, sugar, and onion; stir to loosely combine. Cover, and cook on low until beef is very tender, about 8 hours.

    Step 2
    Add coconut milk and haricots verts to slow cooker. Increase heat to high; cook until haricots verts are tender, about 12 minutes. Turn off heat; add cilantro leaves, spinach, and lime juice. Stir gently until spinach starts to wilt. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

    Brief Description

    The challenge: The flavors are always too bland.

    Our solution: It’s true that the long, slow cooking period mellows flavors. But bold spices, in bold amounts, will hold their own over time. Here, we start with big flavor from a good amount of curry paste and fish sauce, and we finish with fresh touches of cilantro and lime juice that amplify the taste of everything. Serve over a bed of brown rice or brown rice noodles to catch all the sauce.

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    Category:  Beef

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 30 min
    Cook Time: 8 hour(s)



    Lacey L.

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    September 26, 2020

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