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This was so delicious, the kids were literally begging for it the very next night, and with no chili, and being quite sweet, not to mention the softness of the meat, it's very child-friendly.

IngredientsBrought to you by Essential Kids'

  • 2 small or 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 large new potatoes, diced
  • 1 kg beef, diced
  • 1/4 cup valcom brand massaman curry paste (or good brand alternative)
  • 1 400g tin light coconut cream
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 3 tb brown sugar


Fry your onion in a little oil until soft, put in your slow cooker. Steam/boil your diced potatoes in the microwave for 10 minutes on high. Whilst they are cooking put your diced beef in a zip lock bag or airtight container with the flour. Shake to cover.

Put the beef (and any leftover flour on top of the onion in the slowcooker. Mix your paste with the coconut cream. Pour over the beef. Then mix the stock, lemon juice, fish sauce and brown sugar in the same jug and pour that over too.

Add the potatoes and then mix it all together. Put the lid on and let it go for 7 hours on low or 4.5 hours on high.

Serve on rice and enjoy.

Melissa Klemke is a freelance writer and a family food enthusiast. She blogs food, fun and frugality of her family of five at Frills in the Hills

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