Family Friendly Beef Curry

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September 26, 2017

A lush, beef curry the whole family can enjoy πŸ™‚ A slow cooked, coconut cream based bowl of mild, meaty curry you'll be sure to want seconds of!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yields: 5


1kg of blade steak cubed,

1 large onion diced

1/2 tablespoon of minced ginger

1 tablespoon of minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon of tumeric

3 teaspoons of mild curry powder (I like Keens brand)

400ml can of coconut cream

2 teaspoons of cornflour

1 tablespoon of soy sauce

1 tablespoon of packed brown sugar

Additional 1-2 tablespoons of cornflour to thicken at end


1Add diced beef & onion to slow cooker

2Combine all other ingredients well in a jug (except the additional cornflour in last ingredient), and pour over beef & onion

3Cook on low for 7hrs - will easily extend to 8hrs cooking time if needed

4In the last half hour of cooking mix additional cornflour with a little water and add to slow cooker to thicken

5Serve with rice, or mashed potato, or cauliflower mash

6This is a mild family friendly curry - if you like it hotter add more curry powder πŸ™‚

Submitted by Paulene Christie


48 Reviews


August 10, 2022

Made this today. Absolutely delicious.
My only changes (this is purely for our taste) I added 1 beef stock cube & 3 heaped teaspoons of keens curry powder, add carrots & potatoes.


June 12, 2022

My husband and I loved this recipe, so tasty and easy to make. Next time I think I’ll add a bit more curry if its just for us. I’m always on the lookout for easy recipes with not too much fuss and this definitely is now one of them.

Sally Crocker

June 3, 2022

Yummy, kids loved it. I added fresh sliced carrot and cauliflower florets at the start of cooking. Definitely making this one again.

jennifer todd

June 2, 2022

I struggle to get my kids to eat any kind of beef stew, they complain and whinge about it every time, but I made this tonight and they both wiped their bowls clean with the bread dipping in the sauce. I didn’t have as much beef as the recipe and instead of cornflour i used maggie gravy, I added potatoes, carrots and sweet potato and slow cooked it for 4 hours and express cooked for 20 mins as i got it on late. the house smelled amazing, and it was the nicest stew i have had in a very long time. So easy to make and so much flavour. Definitely will be having this alot this winter. thank you.


May 26, 2022

This is now a family staple dinner for us! It’s so easy to just chuck in and leave! It’s tasty enough that the adults enjoy it and mild enough to not put off fussy kids!!! Love it!!!


May 7, 2022

10/10. I put this on, went to work and then came home and my house smelt amazing!
My kids have never been into spices etc so I’ve stayed away from curries but they loved this. Will definitely cook again.

Naomi Fraser

April 21, 2022

Really great. I added 1 chicken & 1 veggie stock cube. I subbed out the soy for fish sauce & used stevia instead of sugar. Low carb & delish on top of cauliflower rice.

Jodie Page

January 30, 2022

This was my first attempt ever to cook a curry as most curries recipes contain coconut milk , not a fan, but cooked with thickened cream instead … OMG . It was amazing . I even added an extra teaspoon of curry powder in it for an extra bite Added potatoes, carrots, peas and corn. . Will definitely be cooking this again. Love it on toast. Thanks for sharing

Kylie Handley

August 4, 2021

This was absolutely delicious! I like my curries hot, but followed the recipe and used mild and OMG it did not disappoint! I loved it, so did my husband and mum! This will definitely be a regular in this household. 10 out of 10!


August 2, 2021

Made this a few weeks ago and I’m back to make it again, absolutely delightful and the kids loved it! Hubby requests extra sauce when I make it so I just double up. Can’t recommend this more!


July 27, 2021

Another winner here..
I like my curries hot, but this was quite nice and I probably will not change it when I cook it again
served with steamed rice and veg and went down real well..
Give it a go if you like a curry…!

Sue Collins

May 16, 2021

Made it as per recipe but added a lot more curry powder. It is an amazing dish and one I will be making again.
Next time might carrots and maybe potato. Tasty recipe


May 1, 2021

This has become a a definite favourite in our house. I have a couple of fussy eaters and they love it. Not too hot and it’s nice and creamy. Have even taught them how to cook it so they put it on after school. If we cook it in our baby 1.5l slow cooker it only takes about 2.5hours

Louise Proudlock

April 30, 2021

This meal was really delicious πŸ˜‹
Hubby went back for seconds and the kids smashed it.
I served it with pasta, broccoli and cauliflower
I didn’t change the recipe at all. It definitely tastes better with fresh ingredients. (Is ginger and garlic)

Michelle Wilson

April 13, 2021

So good
I added potatoes and mixed frozen vegetables and because of the extras I added some beef stock, next time I’ll just add more of the liquid that’s listed in the ingredients, I found the stock watered down the flavour too much. Other than that it was so delicious


April 6, 2021

Easy to make and very kiddo friendly. I have 3 fussy monsters and their plates were scraped clean. Will 100% be added to our cook again list

Tracey Davies

January 14, 2021

Made this one again converting my mum to slow cooking. We used cheaper cut of meat – gravy beef and meat so tender – glorious! So yummy πŸ™‚


January 5, 2021

Very tasty a new favourite

Tania coutts

January 3, 2021

This meal is a regular favourite in our house, had it for tea last night actually 🀀 ……i added a heap of capsicum to the meat and onion. I cook it with beef or chicken….

Tracey Davies

November 28, 2020

So beautiful rich & coconut creamy curry loved this one. I added extra tsp curry powder and used chuck steak as thats what I had on hand in freezer!


July 4, 2020

Love this curry. Perfect for little ones. My 1 year olds loves it and she’s a harsh critic!

Thanks Mike that’s fantastic to here!!


April 10, 2020

Made this today and it was absolutely delicious and looked like the picture!! I added a bit cumin as well, we like it spicy as well so I added a whack of siracha to turn up the heat!!


October 9, 2019

My family loved it. I added some peas and potatoes and it was mild enough for my family. Loved the coconut milk flavour.

Jenni hutchings

July 15, 2019

Great curry for the whole family, great work Pauline

Kristy Hingston

June 1, 2019

This is amazing
So much flavour my family loved it and asked to make sure I do it again. I doubled the recipe (not the meat) as I added a heap of veggies 😊


May 16, 2019

Cooked this tonight. Personally I found this extremely flavorless but in saying that my 2 and 4 year olds ate it no issues which is a win so recipe is a keeper, ill just change the title to “kids curry” πŸ˜‰

Charmaine Attreed

May 4, 2019

Loved this recipe. Even had Hubby asking for seconds and he isn’t a slow cooker fan. I used an extra teaspoon of curry powder and added diced potato, mushroom and carrot 1 hr before the end. I cooked for almost 8hrs. Next time I will add a few more vegetables toward the end as well. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚


May 1, 2019

So yummy the kids even loved it. I only added 2 tsp of curry powder.
I added a full blade roast and shredded it in the slow cooker once it was cooked and served on rice.

Kerri McManus

April 4, 2019

I tried this for the first time yesterday as my son and grandkids aged 4 and 2 were here for dinner. All plates were scraped clean. I added a cubed sweet potato and carrot and served with rice. Next time I would add the veggies half way through as they disappeared a bit. Loved it and will add to family favourites.

Krisha Guinea

February 24, 2019

This is so yum. Absolutely devine. All my family loved it!! 8yr, 1yr and hubby loved it.


November 2, 2018

Great curry – I upped the curry powder, added carrots and sweet potato. Rich in flavour and will certainly make again.


October 19, 2018

Really yum! I added some veg (carrots at beginning, spinach and beans towards the end). Was very mild, next time I’ll add a little more curry powder.


August 9, 2018

😍 my new go to curry.
Didn’t change a thing. Everyone loved it.
Think I’ll add some veggies next time.
Thank you so much πŸ˜€

Colleen Marslen

August 9, 2018

Very very yummy!
I skipped the tumeric, and added 2 parsnips, 2 carrots, and 5 baby potatoes. Also some spinach before serving. Really enjoyed it!

Jocelyn Rennie

August 2, 2018

I made this last night it was absolutely delicious, we had leftovers for lunch today. will definitely be making this a regular meal choice.

Margaret Elliott

July 28, 2018

I would definitely recommend this Recipe. I used Oyster Blade steak – Browned it first, and used Light Coconut Cream. I added Capsicum, Carrot & Celery. I served it with mashed Potato & steamed cauliflower & Broccoli. 10/10. Thank you Pauline for sharing this recipe. Loved it.

Julie B

July 25, 2018

This turned out very nicely with a rich, dark gravy just as in the photo. I didn’t need to use the extra cornflour, maybe because I used the “tea towel” method?
I just used 600g chuck steak, a large diced potato and added some baby spinach at the end. Oh, and I added some extra chilli powder, onion powder, garlic powder and salt for extra flavour.

Cathy Pieroz

July 15, 2018

Yum we love this curry! I add spinach at the end it’s delish


July 1, 2018

This is my family favourite my fussy 6 yr old loves it we use chicken most of the time instead of beef

Jodie Leemhuis

June 27, 2018

Loved this recipe! I sautΓ©ed the onion and garlic first and then followed exact recipe, very easy. I added 5tsp of curry powder (next time will use 3or4tsp) and added a can of coconut cream as well as coconut milk. Was still a little spicy after cooking it so I added 300 ml thickened cream just before serving on rice. Very tasty indeed! Thanks for this recipe Paulene, it’s a keeper in our house πŸ™‚

Kerry shead

April 6, 2018

This recipe was ok, tasty but needed something else?? .. added a tin of tomatoes as coconut cream was over powering. I also added extra curry and a little chili powder. Mine also did not have rich brown colour as in previous comments, more a korma colour! (Didn’t matter) probably will use an indian curry paste next time 😁

You could yes πŸ™‚
Or auto that’s 2hrs high at the start then goes to low (if you have auto setting on yours)

Leanne Hodges

April 3, 2018

Could you shorten the cooking time by starting on high?


April 1, 2018

This is our go to family night dinner, kid approved

That’s odd as mine was certainly as I photographed it, rich and brown and tasty πŸ™‚
But not to worry ….plenty more recipes that may be more to your taste I’m sure!
Happy slow cooking x


January 23, 2018

Sorry I didn’t like it at all. I don’t know how the picture shows a brown gravy as mine is a pale anaemic colour and all I can taste is coconut cream. I dont know what I can even add to help with the flavor. So disappointed as it looked really nice.

Darren Comley

October 2, 2017

Quite a nice recipe. I used 1.3 kg of steak, upped the curry powder and added 5 chillis and a tin of coconut milk on top of the cream. I only used a tiny bit of sugar as I love the curry flavour and was not looking for sweetness. I would certainly do this again and will continue to tinker/experiment to get it closer to my personal tastes.

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