Instant Pot Beef Curry

Another perfect weeknight meal brought to you by the instant pot. Beef shanks, root veggies and broccoli are cooked in a rich red curry. Eat it as is or on top of a bowl of rice or cauli-rice.

Instant Pot Beef Curry

Thai red curry with carrots, parsnips, broccoli and beef shanks. If you can't find beef shanks, substitute in beef stew meat.

Makes: 6 Servings

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  • 3lbs Beef Shanks or Beef Stew Meat
  • 1 tbls coarse sea salt
  • 1 tbls cooking fat of choice
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into half moons
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 thumbsize piece ginger, minced
  • 4oz Red Curry Paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbls fish sauce
  • 3 tbls coconut aminos
  • 3 large carrots, cut into 2" chunks
  • 1 large parsnip, peeled and cut into 2" chunks
  • 10oz broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 13.5oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 lime

  1. Turn Instant Pot to SAUTE function. Add cooking fat to pot.
  2. While pot is heating, rub all sides of beef shank with coarse sea salt.
  3. Add beef shank to hot pot and brown on all sides. You may need to work in batches.
  4. Once beef is browned, remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Add sliced onions, ginger, and garlic to hot pot. Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring often, until fragrant.
  6. Stir in curry paste and cook for another 30 seconds.
  7. Deglaze pan with 1/2 cup water, stirring to get the browned bits off the bottom. Stir in fish sauce and coconut aminos
  8. Add carrots and parsnips to the pot. Then lay the beef shanks on top.
  9. Pressure cook for 25 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally.
  10. Pull meat out of pot and remove bone. Gently shred with two forks and return to pot.
  11. Stir in coconut milk and turn to Instant Pot to SAUTE function.
  12. Add broccoli florets and bring to a boil. Boil for 5-7 mintues, until broccoli is bright green. It should still have a little bite to it. No one has time for mushy broccoli!
  13. Taste for salt. Serve with a squeeze of lime over a bed of rice or cauli-rice.