Coconut Braised Beef

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by chia2160

from today's ny times this recipe is from the minimalist, mark bittman.

Top Review by DoreAnniesMama

Hi I was looking for a recipe with cubed beef and coconut. We loved this recipe! While it was cooking, I did my morning cleaning and it was so convenient. I DOUBLED everything. But I didnt use everything. I just had garlic (7 cloves), 2 TBS of CHILI powder and 4 TBS of RICE VINEGAR. I put the paste in my cast iron and cooked the cubed beef in it. then I added a can of coconut cream, and cooked it for an hour. Then I added chopped green onions and added fish sauce and salt for seasoning taste. Great job! and thanks for the Idea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put chilies, garlic, ginger, chili powder, lime juice and zest in bowl of a food processor, and process until everything is minced, or mince by hand and combine.
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a skillet that can later be covered. Add spice paste and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add beef, and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and covered with sauce.
  3. Pour in coconut milk, and bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer, stirring only occasionally (but making sure mixture is simmering very slowly, with just a few bubbles at a time breaking the surface) until meat is extremely tender, at least an hour and possibly closer to 2.
  4. Uncover and cook until sauce is very thick and caramel-colored, stirring frequently so it does not brown. Season to taste with salt, and serve with white rice.

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