Sunday Slow Cooker: Thai Curry Ground Beef

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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It is utterly impossible to take a pretty picture of this recipe. I tried over and over again to the point the food was cold and the house was hungry, but every photo came out the same completely unappetizing. However, I challenge you to get past the photos and give this recipe a try. It’s full of delicious Thai flavors, including coconut milk and curry, and tastes great on a bed of rice or rolled up in cabbage leaves.

Also as some of you saw on Instagram (you can follow here), I shattered the lid to my crock pot earlier this week, so I ended up making this stovetop. However it is perfect for the slow cooker and will work great either way.

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Thai Curry Ground Beef

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  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 U leek, sliced thin
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, raw
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste (or to taste)
  • 1.5 cups canned tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (use gluten free for Paleo and Gluten Free diets)
  • 1/2 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 2 tsp lime juice

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
around 6 oz. (267g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213
Calories from Fat 19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 896mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Protein 26g


  1. Option 1: Brown the ground beef and then add to the crockpot with the leek, garlic, ginger, red curry paste, tomato sauce, soy sauce, lime zest. Cook on low for 4 hours. Open the lid and stir in the coconut milk and lime juice. Let cook for 15 minutes longer and serve.
  2. Option 2: Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add the leeks and cook for 4 minutes. Add the beef, garlic, and ginger and cook until beef is no longer pink. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce, lime zest, and soy sauce. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk and lime juice. Let cook for 2 more minutes.
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