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hawaiian style beef curry stew

Recipe by
Julie Madawi
Clermont, FL

The local drive inn in Hawaii used to serve a delicious Beef Curry Stew every week. I decided to see if I could recreate it, with a couple of fresh additions to make it my own. My hubby said to make sure I make this again, soon!

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For hawaiian style beef curry stew

  • 2 lb
    stew meat or trimmed chuck roast
  • 1 Tbsp
    garam masala
  • 1 tsp
    cumin, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    turmeric, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet curry powder, see notes
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 tsp
    coriander, ground
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • olive oil
  • 3 clove
  • 2 tsp
    ginger minced
  • 1/4 c
    tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    beef broth
  • 4 lg
    carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalk
    celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb
    potatoes, golden, in chunks
  • 1/2 c
    green beans, fresh
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 3
    baby bok choy, chopped
  • 15 oz
    coconut milk, unsweetened, see note
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro, fresh
  • 1
    lemon, cut into eight wedges

How To Make hawaiian style beef curry stew

  • 1
    Trim fat from stew meat, or trim fat from roast and cut into uniform pieces, approximately 2 inch cubes.
  • 2
    Combine spices in a bowl and set aside.
  • 3
    Brown beef chunks in hot oil in a large skillet until all sides are browned. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer meat to a dutch oven.
  • 4
    Add minced garlic and ginger to the skillet and saute until fragrant, adding additional oil if needed. Add spices to the pan and toast, stirring constantly until fragrant, approximately one minute.
  • 5
    Add salt, tomato paste, honey, and beef broth to skillet, stirring to combine. Simmer until bubbly and heated through. Add ingredients to dutch oven.
  • 6
    Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 7
    Meanwhile, saute onions, green beans and bok choy in skillet over medium heat until crisp tender. Add to stew when meat and vegetables are tender.
  • 8
    Add the coconut milk to the stew and let it come back to temperature. Serve with cilantro and a squeeze of lemon.
  • 9
    Note: I use Spice House spices for the best flavor. You may use hot curry powder instead of sweet if you prefer a spicier curry.

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