Tamarind Beef with Ginger Beer

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recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    10hrs 20mins
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Tamarind adds a sweet and sour flavor to this slow cooked, flavorful beef stew. Cooked low and slow for hours, the beef becomes melt-in-the-mouth tender.

recipe updated Jun 8, 2020


  • Steak icon
    681 g (about 3 ¾)
  • Onion icon
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    2 (about 12 g)
  • Red pepper flakes icon
    Red pepper flakes
    ½ tsp (about 0.4 g)
  • Mixed spice icon
    Mixed spice
    1 tsp (about 2.65 g)
  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil
    2 tbsp (about 28.5 g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    2 tbsp (about 16.2 g)
  • Ginger beer icon
    Ginger beer
    1 ½ cups (about 367.2 g)
  • Tamarind paste icon
    Tamarind paste
    2 tbsp (about 33 g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Dark brown sugar icon
    Dark brown sugar
    1 tbsp (about 12.15 g)


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  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Large cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl

Step preview

  1. Add sunflower oil to a clean large cast iron skillet
  2. Heat
  3. Add steak and onion to the large cast iron skillet
  4. Fry until browned - medium heat
  5. Stir in garlic clove and all purpose flour to the large cast iron skillet
  6. Mix in ginger beer to the large cast iron skillet gradually
  7. Stir tamarind paste, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper, mixed spice and dark brown sugar into the large cast iron skillet
  8. Boil
  9. Get a clean slow cooker bowl
  10. Transfer content of large cast iron skillet to slow cooker bowl
  11. Press content of work surface into slow cooker bowl and cover
  12. Cook in slow cooker until cooked through - approx 10 hr, low heat
  13. Stir
  14. Serve
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