Slow Cooker Coconut Beef Madras

For a number of reasons; holidays and a technology meltdown, Slow Cooker Sunday had a break for a couple of weeks, but we’re back.  Feel free to share your own recipes by either linking to an old or new recipe on your own blog, a recipe on the net that you love or you can also leave your recipe in the comments section.

Unfortunately, my hubby has deleted the photos of this recipe.  However, we all really rated it and it was incredibly easy to make.  One of the things I like most about slow cooking is that it allows you to use cheaper cuts of meat, and we’re always looking for ways to pinch the pennies, as it cooks slowly all day even the toughest cuts of meat melt in your mouth.

Serves 4

Slow Cooker Setting: Low

Cooking time: 6-8 hours


  • 2 TBSP of vegetable oil
  • 500g of stewing beef or similar, cut into bite sized cubes
  • 1 Large Onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp of Lazy Garlic or 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5cm piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 4 TBSP Madras Curry Paste
  • 400 ml of Coconut Milk
  • 1 Large cinnamon stick broken in two
  • Salt, season to taste


Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the beef until it’s sealed on all sides.  Transfer to slow cooker with slotted spoon.

Put the Onion, Garlic, Ginger and chillies into a food processor, and chop finely.  Squeeze out the excess liquid and transfer to frying pan, sauté for a few minutes until onions start to soften.  Add the Madras paste, mix well and fry for a further minutes, until it’s fragrant.  Add the Coconut Milk and Cinnamon sticks and bring to a boil.  Season to taste with salt.  Pour over the beef in the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Remove the cinnamon sticks; serve with Basmati rice, yoghurt and Naans.

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Author: mediocremum

A slightly older mum of one, who drinks far too much red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with her slow cooker. During the day she's an ICT Trainer, Social Media/Online Marketing consultant and does a bit of public speaking. Full Profile on Google+

5 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Coconut Beef Madras”

    1. Thanks my lovely….it was a hell of a learning curve! Luckily, as you know I have good friends! ;-)

  1. Thanks for this, always on the lookout for new slow cooker recipes.
    Thought I’d share this with you, it’s one of our favourites. I’ve made it countless times and although I love it, a couple of times it’s been quite watery for no explicable reason. Don’t let that put you off though. (And if you manage to work out why, please let me know! It’s not like I make it differently each time?)

  2. I’ve heard that yoghurt and coconut milk split in the slow cooker. Is this true? This sounds like a really nice recipe but don’t want to waste my money if it’s going to curdlw.

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