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Mango Curry with Steak

By Meghan and Matt

Here’s a favorite curry recipe that’s quick to make, and you only need one pot to do it in! It’s sweet, it’s spicy, it’s savory: what’s not to love?

Mango Curry with Steak

For plant-based diets replace steak with tofu or other protein of your choosing. Replace fish sauce with salt to taste. Replace beef broth with vegetable broth.

This recipe makes 4-6 servings.

Mango Curry with Steak


  • 1lb of steak
  • 16oz can coconut milk (full fat is best)
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1lb baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 russet potato
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 3-5 cloves of garlic (more or less depending on your preference)
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 3 medium carrots or 1-2 large
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp fish sauce
  • Dried chili peppers (chili flakes will be fine if you don’t have full peppers)

Spice Blend:

  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • ½ tsp of turmeric
  • ½ tsp of cumin
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Prepare your spice blend by combining all ingredients and setting it aside.
  2. Cook your rice by the method of your choice. (stovetop, rice cooker, rice in a bag, etc.)
  3. Prepare your steak by bringing the meat to room temperature (this is important for making the meat tender). Cut your steak into 1 inch cubes and season with salt and ¼  of your spice blend. Set aside. 
  4. Chop all your vegetables into similar sized pieces. Mince garlic and slice ginger.
  5. Heat your pot to medium heat. Add oil, garlic, ginger and cook until fragrant and garlic is toasted. Add in ¼ of your spice blend.
  6. Add in meat. Once it starts to brown add in onions then your root vegetables (potatoes and carrots)
  7. Add in broth, the rest of your spice blend, fish sauce, chili peppers and coconut milk. Stir to incorporate. 
  8. Bring to boil, cover with lid, and simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  9. When root vegetables are about ½ way done, add cubed mango and peppers. Avoid stirring the whole pot so your potatoes stay together. Wait another 5-10 minutes for all vegetables to be cooked thoroughly. 
  10. Add mushrooms and cook for 1-2 minutes
  11. Serve over rice, garnish with Thai basil leaves and fresh scallion, and enjoy!

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