Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spicy Beef Curry for two (in 30 min)

My fridge is looking bare this week, end of the month and all. I have been longing to cook a good meal, but didn't have the moo-lah to run to the store so this is what happened.

Oh and I only had one hour to cook, eat, and get changed for a volleyball game - hence the 30 minutes. To make this meal in 30 minutes it would be best to follow a certain sequence of steps that have you prepping one thing while another cooks - I'll lay it out in my directions.

I apologize there are no photos - darn rushing around.

Ingredient List:

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 small Potatoes (any kind ya like)
1 medium yellow onion
salt - to taste
1 sirloin steak
1 1/2 cups beef broth (divided)
scant 1 Tbsp. Green Curry Paste (I used Thai Kitchen - available at your regular supermarket)
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. curry powder
1/2 t. garlic powder (I used powder to save time, you could definately use fresh)

(Note that if you are going to make rice to serve with this is is perfect to start it at the beginning of your prep.)
Walk in the door, put a bit of olive oil in a skillet to heat up (over med- high heat) while that heats thinly slice two small potatoes - I used purple ones. Toss those in the oil and cover with a lid.

While the potatoes start to fry slice up your onion and add it to the skillet. Stir them together, sprinkle with some salt and cover.

While your potatoes and onions fry (stirring occasionally) Slice your sirloin steak in strips about a quarter inch thick. Once it is all cut add to your skillet and stir in with potatoes and onions. Place the lid and remove from the heat.

Place a medium size stock pot on the heat and add 1 cup beef broth. Whisk in scant 1 Tbsp. Green Curry Paste (here is where you can adjust the heat (spiciness) to your own taste - less for mild more for hot hot). Dump all skillet contents into the pot and simmer with lid on.

While that simmers add 1 Tbsp. butter, 1/2 cup beef broth, and 2 Tbsp flour to your skillet and cook over medium/low heat, whisking as a past forms.

Once you have the paste whisk it into your simmering beef mixture. Add 2 Tbsp. curry powder and a 1/2 t. garlic powder. Stir it up and add any further spices to taste and serve over rice.

I hope you enjoy my yummy simple curry ~ I was super pleased with the results.


  1. Great post! Curries is one of my personal favorite meals to eat.It can be chicken,beef,fish,shrimp or even crap.

  2. Great post! I love love curries! Both the Indian and the Thai version of it. It's really amazing that you can still manage to cook curry when you are in the hurry *Hmm. that rhymes.. not intentional* :) For me, I would have stuck to instant noodles. :P

  3. Sounds delish! I'm going to try it. I have red curry paste instead of green. That should be ok? Thanks for the recipe.



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