Six-Ingredient Beef Curry

Six-Ingredient Beef Curry

It doesn’t get much simpler then this. Six-Ingredient Beef Curry is as flavorful as it is easy to prepare. I don’t count salt, pepper and olive oil as ingredients because I know you have them already.

Six-Ingredient Beef Curry 

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You can serve this curry over rice and garnished with mint or basil if you like.

Six-Ingredient Beef Curry


  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin (thinly sliced into bite-sized strips)
  • salt and pepper (as needed for seasoning)
  • 12 ounce shiitake mushrooms (stems removed, halved if large)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ⅓ cup green curry paste (or to taste)
  • 1 (15 oz) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 8 ounce fresh green bean (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 (8 oz) can sliced bamboo shoots


Season the beef generously with salt and pepper; set aside.

Preheat broiler with rack 4 inches from heating element. Toss mushrooms with oil, season lightly with salt and pepper, and spread in an even layer across a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 3 to 5 minutes or until they begin to get brown. Turn the mushrooms and broil 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from broiler and set aside in a warm place.

Meanwhile in a 12-inch skillet set over medium-high heat, cook curry paste stirring often, until it begins to get dry and crumbly. Whisk in coconut milk. Once smooth add green beans and let the liquid come to a simmer. Lower heat to medium and add the seasoned beef. Continue to simmer until the beef is cooked to your liking; about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in bamboo shoots and broiled mushrooms. Serve warm as suggested in notes.