Thai Red Curry Beef

My favorite ethnic food is Thai, I love the creamy coconut flavors and the spiciness too.   I don’t have any markets by me that sale Thai ingredients like Lemon Grass and Thai Lime Leaves. So, though I don’t get the traditional flavors of Thai unless I go to Hollywood and purchase those ingredients this was close enough for me to love!   I was excited when I found  Cooking light’s take on Red Curry Beef , with all the calories cut out of it too.  All the tasty flavors thrown into a crock pot on slow cook for 6 hours made my house smell incredible.   This recipe made the rotation!  Love it! At only 245 calories per serving- how can it not right?    The only change I made to this recipe was adding Red Bell Peppers- awesome!

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  • 2 pounds lean beef stew meat
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion (1 onion)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup lower-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 2 cups bagged baby spinach leaves
  • 4 cups hot cooked jasmine rice
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves


  1. 1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Drain. Place beef in a 4-quart electric slow cooker; sprinkle with salt.
  2. 2. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 5 minutes or until tender. Spoon onion mixture over beef. Combine beef broth and next 6 ingredients (through jalapeño); pour over beef. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
  3. 3. Stir in spinach. Cover and cook on LOW for 15 minutes or just until spinach wilts. Serve beef mixture over rice; sprinkle with basil leaves.

Cooking Light Slow Cooker Tonight, Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving

  • Calories: 245
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 27.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 20g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Iron: 2.8mg
  • Sodium: 624mg
  • Calcium: 42mg



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