Indonesian Coconut Beef

Ingredients

  • 700 gm (1 1/2 lb) Boneless sirloin steak, -trimmed
  • 3 Tbsp Corn oil
  • 1 large Spanish onion, sliced
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground coriander
  • 1 tsp Chili seasoning
  • 160 ml (2/3 cup) Shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp Light-brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 60 ml  (1/4 cup) Beef stock
  • Thin slivers red bell pepper
  • Chopped green chilies
  • Small onion slices


Method:

  1. Cut steak in 1 cm (~1/2") thick strips.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan. 
  3. Add Spanish onion slices and garlic and fry gently until soft. 
  4. Add beef and fry, stirring, until brown.
  5. Add spices to beef and cook 2 minutes. 
  6. Add coconut, brown sugar, lemon juice and beef stock; stir well. 
  7. Simmer gently, uncovered, 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until mixture is thickened and dry. 
  8. Stir mixture more frequently towards end of cooking time to prevent sticking. 


NOTE: If you prefer a more moist mixture, cook 20-25 minutes instead of 30-35 minutes. 
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