Thai Curry Beef

The Beef Checkoff
  • Yield: 4 servings


1pound beef top sirloin or top round steak, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick or flank steak
4 to 5teaspoons Thai red curry paste, divided
1cup unsweetened coconut milk
1tablespoon vegetable oil
6cups fresh stir-fry vegetable blend (broccoli, carrots, pea pods)
-- Hot cooked rice (optional)


  1. Cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick strips. Combine 3 teaspoons red curry paste and beef in medium bowl. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes.
  2. Whisk coconut milk and remaining 1 to 2 teaspoons red curry paste in small bowl until blended. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 3 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.) Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining beef. Season with salt, as desired; keep warm.
  4. Pour coconut milk mixture into same skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Add vegetable blend; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Return beef to skillet; cook and stir until beef is heated through, about 1 minute. Serve over rice, if desired. 
Cook's Tip: For authentic flavor, garnish this dish with chopped fresh cilantro and lime wedges to squeeze over the top.
Recipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 318
  • Fat 2g
  • Saturated Fat 13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 49mg
  • Sodium 214mg
  • Carbohydrate 5g
  • Fiber 1.7g
  • Protein 28g