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 galangal, clove kaffir lime, chilli, lemongrass and coconut! If you prefer chicken to the tender 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 Rendang Paste pot, a Rendang Garnish pot and a Garlic Paste 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:

  • Rendang Paste
  • Rendang Garnish
  • Garlic Paste

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.

    For the rice, bring 250ml water to the boil in a lidded saucepan. Add the rice, stir and then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 12-15 mins, or cook as per packet instructions.

  • 2.

    To start the curry, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add the meat and flash-fry for a couple of seconds on each side just to seal and lightly brown them. Then set aside on a plate for later.

  • 3.

    Place the onion and potato in the same pan along with the Garlic Paste and fry for 3 mins on a medium-high heat. Then stir in the Rendang Paste and fry for 2 more mins.

  • 4.

    Pour the coconut milk into the pan and simmer on a medium- high heat for 10 mins, or until the milk has reduced by a third.

  • 5.

    Add the meat (and juices) and the Rendang Garnish to the pan and cook for a final 2 mins, or until the potatoes are soft enough.

  • 6.

    Serve up by dividing the rice between 2 big bowls and spooning the Rendang on top. Garnish with coriander leaves and cashew nuts, if you have them.


Beef Rendang Reviews

BASED ON 1024 reviews

Anna - Jul 15, 2018

Made with chicken breast and sweet potato. Amazing!

Kate - Jul 13, 2018


Grant - Jul 11, 2018

A bit clovey but nice

Louisa - Jul 10, 2018

Yummy but expensive to buy good steak!

Sharon - Jul 08, 2018

Did this in the pressure cooker with rump steak , I added a bit of cream at the end to try and reduce the chilli , it was very like the Balinese curry

Lorna - Jul 08, 2018

It was nice but way too hot for me

Lorna - Jul 08, 2018

It was nice but way too hot for me

Lorna - Jul 08, 2018

It was nice but way too hot for me

Adam - Jul 07, 2018

Not in the box

Leah - Jul 06, 2018


Charlotte - Jul 05, 2018

Really spicy. Tasted nice but was definitely hotter than I thought it would be.

Michael - Jul 05, 2018

Six stars one of the best

Suzie - Jul 05, 2018

Potatoes don’t cook in the time on the recipe.

Alison - Jun 30, 2018

Tasty but way too salty.

Carl - Jun 27, 2018

Absolutely amazing, this is now a firm favourite ????????

Alison - Jun 23, 2018

Tasty but extremely salty even though I made 3 portions with the pack.

Tracey - Jun 22, 2018

Very spicy

Kirsty - Jun 21, 2018

It really doesnt need the potato. The steak holds its own in that sauce. I did add a big spoonful of greek yoghurt to make the sauce creamier and a tad less spicy.

Eve - Jun 21, 2018

I expected too much, I guess.

James - Jun 20, 2018

Absolutely delicious ????????

Sharon - Jun 19, 2018

Far too spicy for us, first dish we couldn’t eat

Catherine - Jun 10, 2018

Lovely, served 5 people with this recipe ????

Larisa - Jun 05, 2018

Absolutely great! (Half sriracha next time)

Chris - Jun 05, 2018

Perfect - maybe marginally over spicy but I loved it

Sarah - Jun 05, 2018

Amazing I'm loving these meals

Tom - Jun 03, 2018

Absolutely delightful

Amy - Jun 03, 2018

Very nice! Very rich too. Definitely a table pleaser

Christina - Jun 02, 2018

Fantastic! I swapped mushrooms for potatoes, and it was a great meal. Slightly spicy, full of flavour.

Julie - May 30, 2018

A firm family favourite!

Alison - May 30, 2018

Too hot and spicy for my palette..

Paul - May 29, 2018

Used 759gm of shin in the slow cooker. Although meat was tender & generally very tasty, I think the spice was spread too thinly

Katherine - May 25, 2018

Delicious but a LOT spicier than description suggests!

Cheryl - May 23, 2018

My favourite. Always order when I can

Kelly - May 23, 2018

Really delicious meal! The potatoes do take longer beer to cook than the recipe states though.

Cara - May 18, 2018

Very tasty!

Sarah - May 17, 2018

Very nice

Tony - May 16, 2018

Nothing like the picture but tasted good

christina - May 12, 2018

Very nice. I would advise pre ooking the potatoes for 10 mins before hand tho

Kate - Apr 29, 2018

my absolute favourite

Sue - Apr 28, 2018

Delicious. Nicely spicy. Didn’t look anything like the photo. Much creamier and saucy even after letting sauce reduce. Maybe more meat.

Chris - Apr 23, 2018

Came out very runny. Maybe 1/2 the coconut milk?

Holly - Apr 23, 2018


lou - Apr 22, 2018

Ruined a good piece of sirloin, my least favourite from simply cook so far

Claire - Apr 19, 2018

Another amazing tasting dish ????

Laura - Apr 19, 2018

Probably my favourite Simply Cook to date - the flavours are beautiful and it’s definitely worth getting proper steak. Loved it

Neil - Apr 18, 2018

Never received the recipe

Gareth - Apr 13, 2018

Delish. I doubled to quantities to make 4 portions, but rather than adding another tin of coconut milk, i added the same amount of beef stock. Also, it's probably a good idea to cook it for longer than the 10 minutes suggested to get a thicker sauce. Loved it.

Katie - Apr 13, 2018


Rachel - Apr 12, 2018

My least favourite one so far. My husband liked it, so gave it more than one star, but have binned it from my choices.

Lisa - Apr 11, 2018

My absolute fave Simply cook recipe. The most authentic Rendang I have ever tasted outside of Malaysia.


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