Beef Rendang topped the ‘World’s 50 best foods’ list in 2011. Traditionally it is rich, slightly dry curry dish prepared by Indonesians and Malaysians for weddings and other special occasions as it usually takes hours to cook leaving you with fall-apart chunks of beef. Our take on the Rendang is a quick version to save cooking time but to still bring you the classic aromatic ingredients of a Rendang with flavours of cardamom, turmeric, chilli and coconut! If you prefer chicken to the sirloin steaks in this dish you can absolutely make the swap.

Cook our delicious Beef Rendang in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Beef Rendang. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Garlic Paste pot, a Rendang Paste pot and a Rendang Garnish pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Beef Rendang in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Garlic Paste
  • Rendang Paste
  • Rendang Garnish

Your shopping list:

Basmati rice
sirloin or rump steak
small onion
large potato
tin light coconut milk
cashew nuts(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Make some rice

    Cook the rice according to packet instructions.

  • 2.

    Flash fry the beef

    Heat a little oil in a wide pan over high heat then add the beef strips and flash-fry for a couple of seconds on each side just to sear and lightly brown them. Then remove and keep aside.

  • 3.

    Create the curry

    Fry the onion and potato in the same pan with the GARLIC PASTE for 3 mins over medium-high heat.

    Stir in the RENDANG PASTE and fry for 2 more mins.

    Pour in the coconut milk and let it simmer for 10 mins, or until the liquid reduces by about a third.

  • 4.

    Finishing touches

    Add the beef (and juices) and the RENDANG GARNISH to the pan and cook for 2 more mins, or until the potatoes are tender.

  • 5.


    Serve the curry over rice and garnish with coriander leaves and cashew nuts (if using)


Beef Rendang Reviews

BASED ON 3031 reviews

Blanca - May 18, 2019

This was exceptional. Our favourite dish so far. Will have in every box from now on!

Clare - May 18, 2019

Great flavour, won’t use a while tin of coconut milk though next time, 300ml probably enough.

Anny - May 17, 2019

Really liked it.

Jemma - May 16, 2019

Came out runnier than I expected

Georgina - May 16, 2019

Always a favourite

Sandi - May 15, 2019

Loved this absolutely delicious ????

Tracey - May 13, 2019

Nice dish

Simone - May 12, 2019

It tastes good, however it does not taste or look like how a traditional rendang should be. I used 400g of beef and used the suggested amount of coconut milk and it was still too much liquid and I have tried reduce it for quite a while.

Frances - May 12, 2019

OK, but not as flavoursome as some of the other, delicious, Simply Cook curries.

Kristina - May 11, 2019

This tasted amazing , just as good as a takeaway

Jason - May 10, 2019

I have to rate another meal 5* because they are so easy to follow instructions and make and omg the taste that these packs pack into the meal is a winner everytime

Sharon - May 10, 2019

Tasty meal

Natalie - May 06, 2019

Our favourite so far - very tasty

Danielle - May 04, 2019

I cooked it in the slow cooker and added some tomato purée it was gorgeous

Mary - May 02, 2019

Was a good dish, got it as we love this dish out. Was easy to make, and a great way to create a favourite at home.

Mary - May 02, 2019

Was a good dish, got it as we love this dish out. Was easy to make, and a great way to create a favourite at home.

Mary - May 02, 2019

Was a good dish, got it as we love this dish out. Was easy to make, and a great way to create a favourite at home.

TANYA - May 01, 2019

This is my favourite

Gemma - Apr 29, 2019

Really gorgeous!! Made with left over roast beef xx

Abbi - Apr 27, 2019

Nothing like the picture and very spicy

Katherine - Apr 27, 2019

Gorgeous ??

raj - Apr 26, 2019


Daniel - Apr 25, 2019

Tasted quite salty, I used about 300ml of coconut milk after reading the reviews about it being too liquidy. It looked like the picture, and was the perfect consistency. Cut the potatoes quite small aswell as advised. I really enjoyed this but other half wasn’t as keen, hence the lower rating

Lisa - Apr 24, 2019

Another kit arrived instead of this so I’m yet to try it.

Lisa - Apr 23, 2019

Nice, but looks nothing like the picture!

Jade - Apr 23, 2019

My favourite

Darren - Apr 23, 2019


Jeanette - Apr 22, 2019

Loved it!

Karen - Apr 21, 2019

Fabulous tasting and don't always use beef so adaptable recipe too

Amanda - Apr 20, 2019

Not one of the best dishes I've tried. The colour was a greeny-brown which wasn't very appealing It tasted okay but I didn't like the potato,

Jade - Apr 20, 2019

One of my faves

Jen - Apr 19, 2019

Just okay. Not one of our favourites

Nicolas - Apr 16, 2019

Love it!

Melody - Apr 14, 2019

Nice easy recipe with lots of flavour!

Antony - Apr 11, 2019

Taste was good! Loved it! Ive knocked a point because it looks nothing like the picture, it's not even close. The second mark down was time, the card indicates it cooks in under 20 minutes, I had to simmer mine for 25 alone just to get the quantity of coconut milk to reduce then add on the frying of beef and veg. It took about 35 all in to start to finish the beef dish. I will have it again as taste was beautiful! Cut the potato cubes small.. Very small..

Penelope - Apr 11, 2019

Very nice. Quite heavy on the spices. Works well with chicken too.

Lucy - Apr 10, 2019

So tasty! We both really enjoyed it would definitely get again

Dean - Apr 10, 2019

Lovely, lively, although mine looked more like beef stroganoff!

Deborah - Apr 10, 2019

Lovely quite spicey

Michael - Apr 09, 2019

My favourite so far, but I’ve lost count of the times I’ve said that!

Jacqueline - Apr 09, 2019

Not keen on the potato.

Gary - Apr 09, 2019

Really tasty easy dinner

Ana Maria - Apr 08, 2019

Just cooked it. I had more meat so I used higher portions (like about 600 ml coconut milk) and that was a mistake from my part since it needed way more time on the fire. Other reviews say that the potatoes need to be pre-cooked. That's not true in my opinion since if you cut it/them in small pieces it will cook just fine. The only thing is that is definitely needs more time than stated for the curry to reduce in volume and become juicy, I ended up with a quite liquid curry and totally different from what I expected (from what is in the picture). Moreover, I'd top it up with sesame seeds and some mild chillies for some more flavour. If I had to buy it again, it would be just to try and cook it properly. If you feel like it needs more time, don't follow the recipe but your own instincts!

Jane - Apr 08, 2019

Fantastic dish!

Brian - Apr 07, 2019

Just lovely! Really tasty and highly recommended.

Ashley - Apr 06, 2019

Really nice very rich

Gillian - Apr 04, 2019

Used chicken instead still very yummy

Margaret - Apr 02, 2019

Really enjoyed this. It took a bit longer to cook for the beef to be tender but maybe would try a different cut of beef next time as I will order again

Rachael - Apr 01, 2019

I decided to cook this in my slow cooker with stewing steak. It worked well, flavours were good, the sauce was a deeper colour and the meat was lovely and tender. I really enjoyed it

Graham - Apr 01, 2019

Set wrong kit! I didn’t receive this


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