July 27, 2017

Slow Simmered Beef with Lemongrass & Coconut

Preparation: 20 minutes | Cooking: 90 minutes | Serves: 4

If you want a simple mid-week meal with plenty of fresh Thai flavour, we definitely recommend trying out this recipe!


  • 800 g trimmed gravy beef, (chuck or shin), trimmed fat, diced
  • 3 sticks lemongrass, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 8 Asian shallots or 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 640 ml canned coconut water with pulp – in the Asian section of your supermarket
  • 270 ml light coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 300 g kipfler potatoes, scrubbed and cut into thick slices
  • 125 g baby corn
  • 200 g beans, cut into 5cm pieces
  • 2 bunches baby bok choy, halved
  • steamed Jasmine rice, to serve


  1. Put the lemongrass, garlic, pepper and shallots into a food processor or mortar and pestle and process or pound to form a smooth paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a 6 litre heatproof casserole dish over a medium heat, add the beef in batches and cook until browned. Remove.
  3. Add the lemongrass mixture and cook for 3 minutes or until fragrant. Return the beef to the pan, add the coconut water, coconut milk, fish sauce and simmer, covered for 1 hour.
  4. Add the potatoes and baby corn and continue cooking for 20 minutes, then add the beans and cook, covered for a further 10 minutes or until the beef is tender and the potatoes are soft.
  5. Steam the baby bok choy in a steamer above simmering water, ensuring the base of the steamer does not come in contact with the water. Serve lemongrass coconut beef with the steamed baby bok choy and steamed Jasmine rice.

Enjoy! Let us know how your recipe turns out on our Facebook page.

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