Slow Cooker Coconut Beef Curry

Slow Cooker Coconut Beef Curry

Spicy and warming, this slow cooker coconut beef curry bubbles away in the slow cooker, the beef softening and flavours gently developing over the hours. Packed full of vegetables too, the butternut squash thickens the sauce naturally so there is no need to use a thickening agent like cornflour. After a Spring day with a nip in the air it is lovely to come home to a steaming bowl of this.

Slow cooker coconut beef curry

Topped with freshly sliced red chilli and spring onions, you can serve it either traditionally with basmati rice, or with cauliflower rice or courgette noodles/zoodles if you are looking for a lighter option. This dish is very forgiving so you can leave it cooking on low as long as you need to really. I like to save a portion or two and put it in a lunchbox to take to to work as well, I’m all about the easy lunches.

Slow cooker coconut beef curry

If you’re anything like me, you want to cook a dish and then not have to worry about thickening a runny sauce at the end. I also prefer not to have to use thickening granules or cornflour (cornstarch) to thicken the sauce too, preferring a natural option. When I make my slow cooker vegetable curry too I use vegetables (sweet potato usually) to ensure a thick sauce. Now I’m following Weight Watchers, I tend to want to use a less starchy vegetable instead, and I found that frozen butternut squash chunks (zero SmartPoints) work just as well!

Slow cooker coconut beef curry

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Slow cooker coconut beef curry
Slow cooker coconut beef curry
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 5 mins

A tasty beef curry using up all your vegetables

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Servings: 4
Author: bakingqueen74
  • 1 onion
  • 40 g broccoli
  • 50 g mange tout
  • 60 g baby corn
  • 200 g butternut squash chunks I used frozen
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes 400 g
  • 1 tin light coconut milk 400 g
  • 400 g diced beef
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp medium curry powder
  • 0.5 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 red chilli sliced
  • 3 spring onions
  1. Dice the onion and place it in the slow cooker with the vegetables, chopped tomatoes and light coconut milk.

  2. Add the spices and mix gently.

  3. Fry the beef in a hot dry pan until brown all over.

  4. Transfer the beef and any juices into the pot and stir well.

  5. Cook on high for 5 hours or on low for 8 hours.

  6. Top with slices of red chilli and spring onions and serve, with rice or cauliflower rice.


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Slow cooker recipes are some of my favourite and are always handy to have, especially when they sound as simple and delicious as this one! X

Kavey at Kavey Eats

Oh I saw one of your photos from when you made this and I was waiting for the recipe, it looks so richly flavoured and warming!

Gingey Bites

Oh, Lucy, this looks really delicious! I’ve not used my slow cooker for ages, will have to dig it out!

andrea @ the petite cook

Your pictures are gorgeous Lucy :)And I absolutely love how hearty and comforting your beef curry looks!


I loved this, no messing about like other slow pot recipes. I did tweak a bit but simple and lovely.