The Art of Beer Cooking: Curry Stew

Curry is one of my favorite ingredients and with this sudden surge of extremely cold weather I have been in the mood for a spicy, hot curry stew. This is a great simple recipe that you can throw in the slow cooker, cook all day, and have a hearty dinner waiting to greet you when you get home. Traditionally, IPAs pair well with spicy dishes. I used Ballistic from Ale Asylum and it turned out very well but feel free to get creative!

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 fresh jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 onion, sliced and quartered
  • 1 cup beer

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and brown the beef on all sides. Remove from skillet, reserving juices, and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir the garlic, ginger, sweet potatoes and jalapeno in the skillet for 2 minutes, until tender, and season with curry powder. Mix in the diced tomatoes and juice. Place the onion in the bottom of a slow cooker, and layer with the browned beef. Scoop the skillet mixture into the slow cooker, and mix in beer. Cover, and cook 6 to 8 hours on low.



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2 responses to “The Art of Beer Cooking: Curry Stew

  1. Kid Carboy Jr.

    I don’t understand the link between this recipe and that photo. It seems clear to me that 1 cup of beer as the only liquid in this dish would definitely not make as soupy a mixture as you have pictured. Is there another liquid?

    • Alyssa Sandore

      Great question! The other liquid comes from the can of diced tomatoes. Don’t discard that, because it helps add a lot of flavor to the dish. Also, depending on your preference, you can add a little chicken stock (or more beer!) for a more liquid consistency. If you like your stew thicker just keep it on the heat longer with the lid off the slow cooker for some of the liquid to evaporate.

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