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Beef Peanut Butter Curry

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Beef Peanut Butter Curry – Thick and rich Thai-style curry with beef, bell peppers, peanut butter, lemongrass, and red curry paste.Beef Peanut Butter Curry ~ Thick and rich Thai-style curry with beef, bell peppers, peanut butter, lemongrass, and red curry paste ~ The Complete Savorist #SpreadtheMagic ADIt’s been 27 days since I last posted an Asian-style recipe (see it here). This is bad. I knew I was feeling off balance, and it turns out it’s because I have not had any homemade Asian food in almost a month. This borders on culinary criminal activity in my book.

With all the holiday preparations happening here for both the blog and for parties, I needed a break from all my seasonal favorites and give my palate a different flavor to play with.

Enter this Beef Peanut Butter Curry. I have made so many versions of this dish over the years that I am not even sure where I first came upon this recipe. It’s a throwback to something I probably had once or twice as a kid in Southern California.

I am always looking for ways to up the protein in my dishes, whether it is using beans, more than one type of meat, or nuts. Peanut butter is a quick way to add more protein to a dish, and an extremely fantastic shortcut when making Asian dishes.Beef Peanut Butter Curry ~ Thick and rich Thai-style curry with beef, bell peppers, peanut butter, lemongrass, and red curry paste ~ The Complete Savorist #SpreadtheMagic ADI was at Walmart recently for a few items and I picked up Peter Pan® Simply Ground Peanut Butter OriginalThe packaging indicated it was both creamy and crunchy. That’s when I decided it was time to share this recipe with you all.Beef Peanut Butter Curry ~ Thick and rich Thai-style curry with beef, bell peppers, peanut butter, lemongrass, and red curry paste ~ The Complete Savorist #SpreadtheMagic ADI’ve only ever used creamy or crunchy peanut butters in this recipe, leaving me not fully satisfied with either one. If I use just creamy, I end up adding additional peanuts for crunch and texture. But if I use just crunchy, there isn’t enough creaminess to it that I end up adding more coconut milk or cream. This new Peter Pan® Simply Ground Peanut Butter Original was looking to be the answer to my recipe problem.

It was the answer! The texture of this peanut butter is EXACTLY what I have been wanting. It has all the smooth creaminess I wanted to make the silky sauce, but the not-quite-finely ground peanuts to give me the texture and crunch I craved.Beef Peanut Butter Curry ~ Thick and rich Thai-style curry with beef, bell peppers, peanut butter, lemongrass, and red curry paste ~ The Complete Savorist #SpreadtheMagic ADBeef Peanut Butter Curry ~ Thick and rich Thai-style curry with beef, bell peppers, peanut butter, lemongrass, and red curry paste ~ The Complete Savorist #SpreadtheMagic ADBeef Peanut Butter Curry ~ Thick and rich Thai-style curry with beef, bell peppers, peanut butter, lemongrass, and red curry paste ~ The Complete Savorist #SpreadtheMagic AD

Beef Peanut Butter Curry

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb stir fry beef/thinly sliced sirloin
  • 3 bell peppers; julienned
  • Cooked rice (optional)

Curry

  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk divided; 1.25/1.25
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp red curry paste
  • 3 tbsp lemongrass paste
  • 2 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro; plus more for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot (like a dutch oven or French oven) add 1 1/4 cup coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, add the curry paste, mix well, fully incorporating the paste into the milk.
  3. Add the honey, fish sauce, and lemongrass; mix well.
  4. Add the peanut butter and stir well, the color will change and become deeper/bolder
  5. Add the remaining coconut milk and return to a boil.
  6. Add the raw beef and bell peppers, return to a boil and cook for 8-10 or until the meat is cooked through. The sauce will thicken.
  7. Add the 1/4 cup cilantro.
  8. Serve over hot cooked rice and garnish with the reserved chopped cilantro.

Recipe Notes

Optional directions:
Add 1-2 Thai red chilies for additional heat.
Add 3-5 torn kaffir lime leaves when adding the beef and peppers.
Garnish with Thai basil instead of cilantro.

Peanut butter is a pantry staple in my house. I’ve tried to convince my daughter that it’s a simple pleasure to just open a jar, grab a spoon and have a snack but she’s not having that. She prefers hers spread on bananas and lined with raisins. At any rate, we go through jars rather quickly. Luckily for us…and you, Peter Pan has a coupon to save us all a bit on our next purchase. You can get that coupon here. What are some of your family’s favorite ways to use peanut butter outside the classic PB&J?Beef Peanut Butter Curry ~ Thick and rich Thai-style curry with beef, bell peppers, peanut butter, lemongrass, and red curry paste ~ The Complete Savorist #SpreadtheMagic ADBeef Peanut Butter Curry ~ Thick and rich Thai-style curry with beef, bell peppers, peanut butter, lemongrass, and red curry paste ~ The Complete Savorist #SpreadtheMagic ADBeef Peanut Butter Curry ~ Thick and rich Thai-style curry with beef, bell peppers, peanut butter, lemongrass, and red curry paste ~ The Complete Savorist #SpreadtheMagic AD

 

 

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  • Betty
    November 17, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    That dish looks great. I love peanut butter so should taste wonderful.

  • Marye
    November 18, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Oh yum, this looks so good!

  • Emily
    November 18, 2015 at 7:41 am

    sounds so good! I love cooking with peanut butter!

  • Melanie
    November 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I’ve never had anything like this before!

    • Michelle De La Cerda
      December 2, 2015 at 12:55 am

      It’s really tasty, you’d enjoy it if you like Thai food.

  • Florian @ContentednessCooking
    November 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

    What a simple and flavorful dish… Great that you use coconut milk and peanut butter, two of my favorite flavors.

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
    November 18, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    We love curry recipes, and this beef curry looks like a great dinner!

  • Julie @ Texan New Yorker
    November 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    this looks awesome! I love Thai food – why don’t I make it at home more often? …

  • Maris (In Good Taste)
    November 18, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Love that use of peanut butter!

  • Sara
    November 18, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    This looks awesome, I love thai food but never think to make it at home. Can’t wait to try!

  • christine
    November 19, 2015 at 4:54 am

    this is exactly the kind of meal I would end up ordering out. Sounds easy enough to make though. Thanks!

  • Regina
    November 19, 2015 at 5:07 am

    Yum! I love Thai curries and natural PB! Double win 🙂

  • Elena
    November 19, 2015 at 6:13 am

    This looks great! This is the perfect weather for a nice curry.

  • Laura | Petite Allergy Treats
    November 19, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Love a good curry of any kind! Beef curry would be a nice change from chicken too.

    • Michelle De La Cerda
      December 2, 2015 at 12:52 am

      I always default to chicken, so this was a nice change.

  • Sheena @Tea and Biscuits
    November 19, 2015 at 8:14 am

    That’s a great looking curry, I love the idea of adding peanut butter too!

  • Maryanne @ the little epicurean
    November 19, 2015 at 10:29 am

    This looks great! Can’t wait to try it. My mom makes a similar Filipino dish called kare-kare. It’s peanut butter beef stew.

  • Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun
    November 19, 2015 at 11:43 am

    We love curry at my house, I can’t wait to try this peanut butter curry!

  • kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor
    November 19, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Looks delicious!!

  • Danita Carr
    November 19, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    This looks really good! Love the peanut butter curry idea!

  • Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
    November 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    That sauce just sounds amazing!

  • Healing Tomato
    November 19, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    What a great idea of using peanut butter in curry

  • jamie
    November 20, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Yum , great idea for peanut butter!

  • Carisa Smith
    November 23, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    This recipe sounds like something my husband would LOVE!

  • rocky
    November 25, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Looks so yummy! thanks for sharing..