Coconut Curry Beef Wrap With Chèvre

26 Jul

Ingredients: Carrots, onions, garlic, extra lean ground beef, ground curry powder, ground ginger, ground cumin, sea salt, red pepper flakes, corn starch, coconut milk, beef broth, honey, spring salad mix, chèvre, and fresh grilled tortillas.

If you have a wok, it’s great for cooking this dish. If not, a deep skillet or stew pot would work, too.

I start by sauteing carrots, onions, and garlic together with a bit of olive oil over medium high heat until they just begin to soften. (About eight minutes.)

While the vegetables are cooking, with my hands I knead into the beef the curry, cumin, ginger, half a teaspoon of red pepper flakes, sea salt and one tablespoon of corn starch. I use about three parts curry to two parts cumin to one part ginger. When the vegetables are done, I remove them from the pan and brown the beef.

While the beef is browning, I make the sauce. I combine one cup beef broth, half a can of coconut milk, and two tablespoons of honey.

Lastly, I add the vegetables back in with the beef and pour the sauce over the top. I bring it to a boil uncovered and then reduce the heat to medium low and cover it for about twenty minutes. As it cools, it will thicken some but it should remain a bit saucy.

I like to spoon it into a fresh grilled flour tortilla with spring salad mix and pieces of chèvre.

Experiment: Try differing amounts of carrots, onions, and garlic or add other vegetables into the mix. Don’t be afraid to change the amount of spices you use. If you don’t like cumin, don’t use it and add more curry instead. Or use fresh ginger instead of ground ginger. Serve it over rice or in flat bread instead of tortillas.


6 Responses to “Coconut Curry Beef Wrap With Chèvre”

  1. Annie July 26, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    Wow, this sounds good. I’m going to have to try it!

  2. Heather July 27, 2010 at 8:08 am #

    The coconut curry beef wraps were so so so good, and so so so easy to make! Toward the bottom Mindy suggested that you could also put this over rice, and I think it would be perfect for that! Loved it, and this will be a regular dish in our house for sure!

  3. Jeana July 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    I LOVE coconut curry. We’ll be trying this recipe this week. Great food pictures, by the way!

  4. Mindy July 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    Thanks Annie and Jeana 🙂 Hope you like how yours turns out. Let me know, K 🙂 and Heather, so glad you enjoyed. What would you or did you change as you tried this recipe? I’d love to hear!

  5. Emilie Poor August 16, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    This was so good! I made it the other night for dinner and Randy and my sister can’t’ stop talking about it.

  6. Mindy August 16, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    Yay! that’s great Emilie 🙂 thanks for commenting.

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