Spicy Curried Beef Stew


Curry and slow cooker meals are among my favorites, and here’s yet another one I’ve added to my list. I don’t know what it is, but I can never seem to get enough. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is either — I’ll eat this on a hot summer day and be happy as a clam.

Meanwhile, keep a watch out on my blog for details about a giveaway, which is coming soon! It’s been a long time since I’ve done one, so I’m pretty excited about it! Plus, the prize is awesome…tasty too. I also have a guest post coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that as well.

Anyway, I’m keeping it short and sweet today, so that’s all I’ve got for you. As Jason Seib says, “Go forth and be awesome.” Happy Tuesday, folks!


  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed beef tallow or other fat of choice
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into large pieces
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (leave more seeds if you want it spicier)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lb grass-fed beef stew meat
  • 2 carrots, chopped into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1/2 large head green cabbage, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 cup chicken bone broth
  • 1-1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk



  1. Melt tallow in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeno and garlic. Stir to coat everything in the fat and saute a few minutes, until onions are soft.
  2. Once done, pour the onion mixture into the bottom of a slow cooker. Then, add the beef stew meat and chopped carrots on top.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the curry, smoked paprika, cayenne and sea salt. Add to the slow cooker and toss with the meat and veggies, until well coated.
  4. Pour coconut milk and broth over top and stir. Place chopped cabbage on top of everything and then cover the slow cooker with the lid. Set on low for 6-7 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
  5. Halfway through, give everything a stir and then replace lid to finish cooking.

Yields: 3-4 servings


8 thoughts on “Spicy Curried Beef Stew

  1. Mary Catherine August 13, 2013 / 8:45 pm

    I never get tired of the slow cooker either. 🙂 So easy and makes everything taste good. Thanks for another idea!

  2. Naz (@CinnamonEats) August 14, 2013 / 1:47 am

    Sounds delicious 🙂 I love my slow cooker too, even though it’s kind of heavy and clunky! I might upgrade in the future but for now it does the job 🙂

  3. Jill Gerlach September 20, 2013 / 3:42 am

    I followed the recipe and it came out so flat in flavor, so disappointed after selling it all day while it cooked.

    • paleoinpdx September 20, 2013 / 8:13 am

      Sorry to hear that, Jill. It turned out great for me, so I’m not sure what happened. Recipes aren’t a one-size fits all though and there’s always room for individual tweaking. Hopefully, you were able to add more spices and make it better?

  4. Sara March 10, 2014 / 7:54 pm

    Hi! I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! The whole family loved it. I doubled it and left it in the slow cooker for 8 hours, plus one hour on warm (while away at work) and it turned out perfect. Thanks for this recipe. Will definitely be making it again.

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