Simmer ground beef in a creamy, warmly-spiced tomato sauce for an Asian-inspired bowl recipe that has fewer calories than takeout. A cinnamon stick and fresh nutmeg add complex flavor to this dinner.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a large skillet heat curry paste over medium-high heat, stirring a few seconds or until fragrant. Add coconut milk, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, and cloves; stir to combine. Add beef; use a spatula to gently break up the beef into smaller pieces. Bring to boiling. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until beef is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; discard cinnamon stick.

  • Serve meat mixture over rice. Top with cucumber slices, cabbage, shallot, chile, and cilantro; squeeze lime over the food.

Nutrition Facts

506 calories; 28 g total fat; 19 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 74 mg cholesterol; 393 mg sodium. 585 mg potassium; 34 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 27 g protein; 1 g trans fatty acid; 546 IU vitamin a; 22 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 7 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 72 mcg folate; 3 mcg vitamin b12; 56 mg calcium; 5 mg iron;

Reviews (5)

26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
Never cooked with red curry paste or unsweetened coconut milk before but it looked so easy and yummy I had to try this. I substituted ground turkey for the ground beef. It was a big hit with the family!
Rating: 5 stars
This was easy & tasty. Even my 8 year old daughter enjoyed it. I added a wee bit more salt, and put the cilantro leaves right into the stew at the end. I also added thinly sliced orange peppers. Overall, it is great just as it is!
Rating: 3 stars
I would have browned the beef first then added the curry paste and coconut milk. It wasn't as robust as I thought it would be and I added more curry paste, but it was an easy, quick, fresh and healthy enough meal that it was still enjoyable. Perhaps it would be even better with a better quality curry paste.
Rating: 2 stars
The picture showed using cubed Beef. Your recipe called for groundbeef.
Rating: Unrated
excellent flavors. not so thrilled with consistency. Next time I'll add coconut milk at the end.