Easy Beef Curry

Servings: 4
Prep: 15
Total: 35 minutes


for the curry “paste”:
15 cherry tomatoes
1 garlic clove
1-2 red chilies, stemmed
1 (4-inch) piece lemongrass
1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, stemmed and seeded
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
1/2 bunch fresh mint
1/2 can (about 1 cup|250 ml) coconut milk
kosher salt, to taste
fresh lime juice, to taste

for the curry:
1 (6-ounce|700 grams) piece hangar steak
kosher salt, to taste
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 large carrot, peeled and julienned
1 medium turnip, peeled and julienned
1 zucchini, stemmed and julienned

to serve:
thinly sliced scallions
1/2 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped


1. Make the curry paste: Throw all of the ingredients into a blender and purée until smooth. Season to taste with salt and lime juice, and set aside until ready to use.

2. Make the curry: Season the steak with salt. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Add the steak and cook, flipping once, until charred, 5 to 7 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the steak to a cutting board. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing thinly.

3. Add the remaining oil and the vegetables to the skillet. Season with salt and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes, until just beginning to get soft. Add in the curry paste and steak and cook an additional 5 minutes, until the vegetables are cooked through. Throw in the scallions and cilantro and season again with salt and lime juice. Serve immediately. 

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Holton Farms

“Holton Farms is owned by cousins Seth Holton and Jurrien Swarts and family friend George Hornig. The Holton family, among the first settlers of Westminster, Vermont, has been farming this quaint village for over 200 years. As eighth generation farmers, we take farming seriously. We use sustainable farming methods, not because it’s in fashion, but because it makes sense and it’s the right thing to do.

Our farm produces a diverse selection of agricultural products including organic and conventional vegetables, herbs and fruits, grass fed beef cows, pigs, lambs, chickens, turkeys, eggs, maple syrup and honey. We also offer high-quality products from a number of neighboring farms and other local artisanal producers.”


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High Point Farms

“High Point Farms, LLC is committed to providing our customers with high quality Grass-Fed beef, grass-fed lamb, free range eggs, pasture raised chicken, pasture raised pork as nature intended – and as our ancestors enjoyed!

We do not use any antibiotics or growth hormones with any animals we raise or our cooperative farms raise. All animals are treated humanely and raised outside!”