Instant Pot Thai Green Curry Beef


When you’ve got a craving, forget take-out – go ahead and make it yourself! This is what I did when I was longing for the rich flavors of Thai Green Curry Beef.

This Instant Pot recipe is infused with aromatic curry flavors. It’s just as delicious as Instant Pot chili – but in a completely different way. When you are craving something bold and unique, then this beef recipe is perfect.

That green curry pressure cooker beef recipe.

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We’ve all been there. We want to order food but also want to keep eating healthy. Plus, it can often take an hour for the food to arrive.

Cooking at home just makes so much more sense. In fact, this recipe is ready in less than an hour – that’s faster than takeout!

How To Make Instant Pot Thai Green Curry With Beef

Thai green curry is usually made with chicken in a creamy coconut milk broth and surrounded with green chilies.

This recipe is super-simple and has all the same amazing flavors. Lime, coriander, garlic, and onion all simmer in a thick coconut milk broth. Instead of chicken, I made mine with tender and juicy strips of steak.

While most Thai Green Beef Curry recipes tend to have a strong kick of spice, I‘ve held back on certain ingredients to keep it on the milder side.

Thai Green Curry Beef.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

Thai Green Curry Beef.

Ingredients Needed

All the exact amounts you need are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here is a quick list of what you need to get from the store.

How to make Instant Pot beef curry.

Easy Green Curry With Beef

Zip on down to the printable recipe card a little further below. First, I have some extra tips that I think will answer a few of your questions.

Where do you buy the ingredients?

I shopped at our local Asian market for most of these ingredients. They are easy to find there. You might be able to find the ingredients at your local grocery store too.

What kind of coconut milk is best for Thai curry?

Whenever you make Thai curry, you should use canned coconut milk, not the kind that is in the carton in the refrigerated section. Canned coconut milk is thicker and creamier.

4.94 from 15 votes

Instant Pot Thai Green Curry Beef

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This Thai-inspired dish is full of flavour and made directly in your Instant Pot.
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:50 minutes




  • Instant Pot


  • 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb. stewing beef
  • 14 oz. coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp green curry paste
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar packed
  • 1 lime cut in half
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 medium-sized zucchini
  • coriander for garnishing


  • Set Instant Pot to saute function and pour vegetable oil. Give it one minute to heat up.
  • Add chopped onion and minced garlic into the pot – stirring and mixing for about 3 minutes.
  • Add stewing beef and brown on all sides, this should take about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add half of your coconut milk and green curry. Stir until it starts to bubble.
  • Add the remainder of your coconut milk as well as your vegetable broth.
  • Close the lid of your Instant Pot and set on manual pressure, high, for 15 minutes.
  • Once the time is up, set for a 15 minute NPR.
  • As you wait for the pressure to release, prep your veggies by cutting your green pepper in strips (be sure to take out the center + seeds) and chop your zucchini.
  • Remove the lid from the Instant Pot.
  • Set the Instant Pot back to the saute function and add brown sugar, the juice of your lime, sliced green pepper, and chopped zucchini. Let cook for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Turn off saute function and serve over a bed of rice. Garnish with coriander. Enjoy!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1911IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 6mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: beef stew, Green Curry, Instant Pot, Thai Beef Curry, Thai food
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 603kcal

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  1. I am totally with you on this! If I can make it at home I will. I rather save my money for traveling. This looks amazing and I am definitely going to try it.

  2. ugh i def need to get an instant pot bc these recipes look so yummy and easy to make- were a huge thai curry fan so id love to try this soon!

  3. I have never had Thai Green Curry Beef before. I would like to make this. Good thing is, ifI like it (I’m sure I will!), I have the recipe for whenever the mood strikes me!

  4. This Insant Pot Thai Curry looks amazing. I really need to break down and get myself an Instant Pot so I can try this curry recipe out. My family really adores a great curry dish

  5. There are some ingredients I don’t keep on hand so would have to find them in the store first. Sounds delicious meal to fix

  6. I feel like I need to get on board with Instant Pot cooking! This delicious Thai recipe you just shared may actually be the tipping point! I may need to buy one this weekend.

  7. We hardly ever get delivery. I don’t make a lot of Thai inspired food, but I really love it. I’ll have to try and make this recipe.

  8. I am always craving takeout especially anything with rice or beef like this. I agree its even healthier when you make it yourself

  9. I prefer home-cooked meals more than anything. But I don’t think I’ve ever had curry beef before. I did have chicken curry. Can’t wait to try your recipe. Looks delish!

  10. This looks absolutely amazing and I’m always looking for a new recipe to try in my Instant Pot. Plus this is healthy so it’s a win-win in my book. Thank you!

  11. Ah this green curry beef looks amazing. I attempted making curry sauce a while back and it failed. Might have to try this Instant pot recipe as it looks a lot more straightforward (and delicious).

  12. 5 stars
    This sounds delicious. I need to start using my pressure cooker more and this seems like a good recipe to start with to get me motivated to do so!

  13. I keep hearing so much about these Instant Pots! I need to get one, I think. This recipe sounds so good and easy!

  14. 5 stars
    I used to order take out often but I enjoy the taste of home cooked food because it makes me feel good and not sluggish. I really like this recipe. I’ve been wanting to try a Curry recipe but wasn’t sure how to make it. I love the flavor of curry.

  15. 5 stars
    I don’t think I’ve had a dish like this before. It does sound delicious. Sure to cure any cravings! A good excuse to use my instant pot too!

  16. 5 stars
    I’m starting to enjoy instant pot recipes and your Thai green curry beef looks like something I would try. :0)

  17. 5 stars
    That is how I like to do it anymore. I make all of my favorite dishes from scratch and it is delicious.

  18. Just made this last night, tripled the recipe. It was fantastic. Used 3 pounds of cubed stew beef (cooked in batches), and one 4-ounce can of green curry paste (equiv to approx 7 Tbsps). The sauce was fantastic, in the future if I have time, I may even strain out the beef and veggies after cooking, and then reduce down the sauce to make it thicker and to have more concentrated flavor. If anyone has any suggestions on how to cook down the sauce faster, please do share!

    1. Gloria,

      I am so happy you enjoyed the recipe! The flavor-profiles in this dish are so great! I hope it becomes a repeat recipe in your household.

      – Lisa