Slow-Cooked Coconut Curry Beef Stew

Slow-Cooked Coconut Curry Beef Stew

Prep time: 20 mins | Cook time: 5 hours | Yield: 6 servings
  • 2 1/2 pounds of Beef stew meat
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (about 15-ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper


Toss the beef with the flour in a large bowl to coat. Transfer to the slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on medium-high heat for 5 hours. Makes 6 servings.

NOTE: For an added boost of flavor and a daily dose of collagen add 4 packets of Dr. Kellyann’s Thai Lemongrass Bone Broth to the coconut milk, mixing thoroughly, before adding the coconut milk to the slow cooker.

You can modify this curry stew by adding cardamom, brown sugar, coriander, or black pepper for new flavors. You can also use fresh cilantro as a garnish or add beef chuck meatballs instead of stew meat.

Thai Lemongrass Bone Broth

What Are the Health Benefits of Coconut Beef Curry?

Like many curries, coconut beef curry uses fresh ingredients to add a greater depth of flavor. Many of the ingredients found in our recipe can support weight loss, immune function, and more. This recipe is also low in carbohydrates, averaging about 14 grams per serving.

For instance, fresh ginger can support digestion and overall gut health. Having healthy digestion means food doesn’t stick around in the body to ferment, which can cause stomach pain and flatulence. 

Additionally, coconut milk is lactose-free, cholesterol-free, and gluten-free. It also contains plenty of vitamins and minerals, like vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and iron. Plus, it’s also a great source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) and saturated fats.

Finally, tender beef (especially grass-fed) is packed with protein, so you can stay feeling fuller for longer and keep your body strong. For example, one serving of beef (three ounces) has approximately 22 grams of protein. 

Match Made in Heaven: What Can You Pair With Your Stew?

Looking for the perfect side dish to accompany your coconut beef curry? Try one of these options or mix and match:

  • Naan (plain or flavored)
  • Basmati rice
  • Jasmine rice
  • Brown rice
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Yukon gold potatoes
  • Roasted vegetables

More Goodness, More Flavor

Who says healthy meals have to be boring? Our coconut beef curry recipe is a low-carb take on a classic Indian dish that allows you to enjoy rich, tasty food while reaping its nutritional benefits.

You can modify and customize the recipe to enhance the flavors you love while still getting the nutrition and benefits you need. For example, you can adjust the cumin, paprika, turmeric, curry powder, or ground pepper to customize the spice levels. You can also add herbs like cilantro or bay leaves or a bit of lime juice from fresh lime wedges for a tasty touch.


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