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Thai Red Curry Beef Skillet

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Thai Red Curry Beef Skillet

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With only 15 minutes of active cooking time, this bold and spicy dish is an easy way to liven up your weeknight dinner menu. Recipe by Brittany Conerly.


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ginger root (1-inch piece, minced)
  • 1 lb. beef (chuck, stew meat, or skirt steak, medium diced)
  • 4 Tbsp. red curry paste
  • 1 serrano chile (sliced)
  • 1 cup Thai basil (or Basil, thinly sliced (chiffonade))
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 5.4 oz. coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 red bell pepper (small, thinly sliced)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (small, thinly sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 lime (juice of)
  • 1/2 cup cashews (toasted)
  • mint (torn, for serving)
  • basil (torn, for serving)
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    1. Add olive oil, garlic, and ginger to a skillet over medium-heat. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until aromatic.
    2. Add beef and cook for 5-6 minutes until lightly browned. Add in the red curry paste, serrano chili, and basil. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
    3. Pour in beef broth and coconut milk and give it a stir. Bring to a simmer, then add the kosher salt, red and yellow bell peppers, brown sugar, and lime juice. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes over low heat, until the beef is tender.
    4. Taste for seasoning, adding salt or additional lime juice as needed, and serve with toasted cashews and fresh torn mint and basil.
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    Calories450Calories from Fat310
    Total Fat34g52%
    Saturated Fat14g70%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat310
    Total Carbohydrate16g5%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C140%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Kimberly a month ago
    My son said this is one of his favorite dishes.
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    Bo Bearden 4 months ago
    Very easy to make without much of a mess . You just need a cutting board and a single pan. Delicious and spicy
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    Laurie Dieball 8 months ago
    This recipe was ok but not fantastic not spicy. The recipe makes a lot of sauce - I served it over rice. Not sure I’ll make it on regular basis.
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    Lynn Whitworth 2 years ago
    Pretty good and pretty easy to make.
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    Ruth O'Neill 2 years ago
    yummy will make again
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    Great! Added 1 tsp of fish sauce and more pepper
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    Nasser S. 2 years ago
    Turned out average, the sauce was a little thin. Red curry not as good as yellow or red. My option, will not make again.
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    Thomason 2 years ago
    My husband requested this be made again
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    Amy F. 2 years ago
    It was just Ok. Needed more sauce for sure. Will double it next time and probably use chicken as the beef was a little tough.
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    LeRoux 2 years ago
    Amazing.... I surely am adding this to the rotations...
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    Robyn V. 2 years ago
    We live in Texas. My husband says the spicier the better. Usually that is cajun or mexican. He loved this and I added extra serrano so it would be hot! 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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    Paul 2 years ago
    This was my first time making a Thai dish. The red curry flavor was much better than I thought it would be. Just be sure to have everything ready to go before starting this dish. Great flavor. Had to let mine simmer a little longer due to me using beef for stewing out of the package. I’ll cut them smaller next time. Was looking for a little thicker sauce, had to add some thickening to it
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    Nina Amarshi 2 years ago
    It turned out pretty well, but I will not add the Serrano chilli next time
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    Elyse Burke 3 years ago
    Great recipe for someone looking for new ideas
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    Paige Spencer 3 years ago
    Needed more sauce and a little less spice will be adding a more sweet coconut milk next time and double the beef broth.
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    Barry 3 years ago
    Great! Couldn’t find curry paste so I used bottle of red curry sauce. Everyone loved it served over brown rice