This Crockpot Beef Curry with Noodles recipe is one that I adore, no pre-searing or marinating and makes an awesome Thai meal!
This one was a HUGE hit with the husband. You should have seen how excited he was when I brought home ramen noodles from the store. “I haven’t had those since before we starting dating!” (This pleased me, greatly).
I took a picture of the noodles to prove that they really are just your college-variety ramen noodle. See?
Ramen noodles are perfect for soaking up all of the creamy curry goodness. As a bonus, they make a great slurping sound as you eat them.
I used chuck roast for this recipe because I think it’s absolutely the best, but you could try using a beef shank to save a little money. If you can swing it, definitely try this with the chuck because it is tender and heavenly after ten hours in the cooker.
If you made the Homemade Red Curry Paste recipe I posted earlier this week, this would be a wonderful way to use some of it up!
I used my handy new Crockpot that I’m still just oh-so-excited about. It’s just pretty. I love
In my recipe, it calls for “ground fresh chili paste” – this is a totally optional ingredient, but I like the little “kick” it adds at the end. You can find it on the Asian foods aisle and it looks like this:
If you can’t find it or you don’t want to use it, you could add a little dash of red pepper flakes or just leave it out entirely. It’s up to you!
It will be delicious either way.
Here’s the Recipe!
Crockpot Beef Curry with Noodles Recipe
- 3 lbs. boneless beef chuck roast - cut into 2-inch cubes
- 3 Tbsp. fish sauce
- 2 Tbsp. palm or brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. red - panang, or massaman curry paste
- 1 Tbsp. curry powder
- 1 Tbsp. ground turmeric
- 2 c. water
- 1 14 oz can unsweetened coconut milk
- 3 Tbsp. ground fresh chili paste - optional
- 3 packages instant ramen noodles
- Cilantro - Scallions, and Lime wedges for serving
- Combine the beef cubes, fish sauce, sugar, curry paste, curry powder, turmeric, and water in a large crockpot. Cook on low for 10 hours.
- After 10 hours, stir in the coconut milk and ground fresh chili paste.
- Prepare the ramen noodles according to package instructions (stove top or microwave).
- Serve the beef curry over a bed of ramen noodles with fresh cilantro, scallions, and lime wedges for squeezing.
Hi, could you cook this on high for a shorter time?
I wouldn’t – this type of beef roast needs to be cooked low and slow, otherwise it will be tough.
I know it’s been a while, but I just wanted to thank you for this awesome recipe! My fiance and I tried it last night! It was delicious, and we both ate everything in our bowls and then some. We followed the recipe exactly (except we used light coconut milk) and it came out to perfection.
Love hearing this feedback, Michealeena! 🙂
I’ve been drooling over this since I first saw a picture on Pinterest, and I’m finally going to make it this weekend!
One question, though – is the curry powder you use just a regular old curry powder, or is there a different Thai style curry powder I should be looking for?
I just use regular curry powder!
I absolutely hate coconut, and so does my husband. Its there any possibl subsitution for the coconut? This recipe seems so yummy!
Hi, Ash! I’m not sure about using a substitute for this recipe… perhaps evaporated milk? The coconut milk doesn’t have a strong taste of coconut. Have you ever tried it?
I love this recipe, thanks for sharing this.