Coconut Braised Beef

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Dore&Annie'sMama March 13, 2006

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