Slow Cooked Beef Rendang
The most delicious fragrant curry, melt in the mouth beef and packed full of flavour. This curry works out at about £2.45 per portion so much cheaper than going out for a curry! (prices based on Aldi 25/5/22)
Nutrition (per serving)
beef shin, diced1 kg
frozen diced onions1 cup (500 g)
frozen chopped garlic3 tsp
frozen diced ginger3 tsp
lemongrass paste1 tsp
frozen chopped chilli2 tsp
rending curry paste3 tbsp
coconut milk1 tin
beef gravy stock pot1 pot
- Place a frying pan on a high heat and add the oil. Once hot, brown the meat in batches until browned all over. Set aside.
- To the frying pan add the diced onions, garlic, lemongrass paste, chillis and rendang curry paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then remove from the heat.
- Add the browned beef, cooked pastes, beef stock and coconut milk to a slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
Ready to freeze
Leave to cool completely before adding a large freezer bag and freeze flat.
Ready to eat
Remove from the freezer and leave to full defrost, once defrosted reheat in a saucepan until piping hot and ladle over rice.
sorry quick question
what can you use instead of lemongrass?
I would just leave it out. Happy batching
Can you use diced stewing steak instead of shin? Don’t recall seeing it in my local supermarket.
Yes you can! Stewing steak will work fine. Hope that helps!
It’s totally worth the trip to the butcher for the shin. Just ask them to dice it. I’ve made this 3 times in last month (batchelor batch cooking). Served with roasted sweet potato is unbelievable.
If I prepare all ingredients fresh – can I then freeze it for later use minus the coconut milk?
Yes you can although browning the meat will help add extra flavour but it isn’t essential. Hope that helps!
We don’t get “stock pots” I Australia. Is it the equivalent of 500ml beef stock?
Hi Jill, I’m in Australia too. I made this recently and used my homemade chicken stock (from Quirky Cooking Simple Healing Foods) as it’s all I had and it worked deliciously. Can’t recall how much I used so maybe just eyeball it and taste. Hope this helps 😊
Cooked this yesterday 1 to eat 1 to freeze. My husband and son came back sons rugby practice and devoured it in silence (definite crowd pleaser!) 👏🏻
Yipee, great to hear!
Quick question, I don’t have a slow cooker would this work in bottom of an Aga for same time? Also is a stock pot 500ml of liquid?
Getting ahead before a big operation!!
Yes that would work great in the Aga, I just add the stock pot as it it, it creates a lovely sauce with the coconut milk. Hope that helps!
Simmering oven is the same as slow cooker really. Suzanne does have a lovely aga
Can I freeze this once cooked?
Yes you can x
Can I cook rice in advance, how do I store and reheat rice safely
you can, make sure to wash through with cold water once cooked. Once it has cooled completely, freeze in portions. When needed simply defrost and reheat until piping hot. Hope that helps!
Should I add water to the Beef Stock Pot and if so how many ml. Or is the Coconut Milk the only liquid in this recipe
Coconut milk is the only liquid, the beef stock is just there to give flavour. Enjoy!
1 tin of coconut mil = how many ml
Hi there love the sound of this can I cook in a normal one of so what temperature?