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Rendang Padang - Indonesian Beef Curry (Slow Cooker)

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“This is a very close representation to what I have had in restaurants. But beware because it can be quite spicy depending on the heat of the chiles you use. The beef should be almost falling apart. Serve with steamed white rice and Achar. From Secrets of Slow Cooking.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the beef in the slow cooker.
  2. In a blender or food processor combine the chilis, onion, ginger, garlic, lemongrass, tamarind paste, 1 cup warm water, and the spices.
  3. Puree until smooth, then pour over the beef.
  4. Stir in the coconut milk and cook, covered, on the low setting for 5-6 hours.
  5. The beef will be tender and the sauce will be dark brown.
  6. Ladle most of the sauce into a small saucepan and cook over medium high heat to reduce until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes.
  7. Pour the sauce back in the cooker and cook on high for 30 minutes to 1 hour longer.
  8. Stir in the sugar and season with salt to taste.
  9. Serve over steamed rice.

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