Beef Massaman Curry

Difficulty: Medium
Fuel Type:
  • People

    Serves 6

  • Prep Time

    10 min.

  • Barbecue Time

    2:15 h


the Ingredients

Beef Massaman Curry
  • Olive oil
  • 1 kilogram blade steak, cut into 3-4cm chunks
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1½ cans (600ml) coconut cream
  • 6 tablespoons massaman curry paste
  • 500 grams potatoes, peeled, cut into 2-3 cm chunks
  • 125 millilitres water
  • 2 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1½ cinnamon sticks
  • 1½ tablespoon tamarind paste
  • 1½ tablespoon palm or coconut sugar
  • 1½ tablespoon fish sauce


  • Set up your Q for direct cooking. Place the casserole dish (without lid) at the back centre of the Q and preheat on high for 10 minutes.
  • Lightly oil the beef and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Once the Q is preheated, leave the heat setting on high. Add the peanuts to the casserole dish and roast for 3 to 4 minutes. At the same time, add the beef to the grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes a side, 6 to 8 minutes in total. When you are turning the beef, remove the casserole dish from the Q and pour the peanuts into a small bowl. Return the casserole dish to the Q and add the coconut cream and the massaman paste. Fry for 2 minutes, then add the beef from the grill to the casserole and stir thoroughly to coat the beef.
  • Remove the casserole dish from the Q. Turn the Q to the roast setting and add a convection tray and trivet using tongs and/or heatproof gloves. Place the casserole dish on the trivet, add half the peanuts, the remaining coconut cream, potatoes, water, onion, lime leaves, cinnamon, tamarind paste, sugar, and fish sauce and mix through. Place the lid on the casserole dish (turning the vent control to steam). Cook for 1 hour.
  • Remove the lid from the casserole dish and continue to cook until the beef is tender, about 1 hour more, stirring occasionally.
  • When fully cooked remove the casserole dish from the Q, sprinkle the remaining peanuts over the top and serve.

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