Delicious Rendang With Slow Cooker

About: I am a student of State Vocational High School of Central Java

Rendang is a traditional food originating from West Sumatra and prepared by Minangkabau people. Rendang is commonly made with beef (especially tenderloin) with special sauce containing a high amount of coconut milk. One thing you should know is rendang had ever be the most delicious food in the world. Although, there is no objective basis to judge which food is the best in the world becaouse taste is always subjective. It is an obligation to you for tasting this beef which slowly simmered with coconut milk and a mixture of lemongrass, galangal, garlic, turmeric, ginger and chilies, then left to stew for a few hours to create this dish of tender, flavorful bovine goodness. One more thing that you should know, there isn’t ever exist the crispy rendang! So, if you make it’s recipe, you will be the first in the world.

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  1. A kilo of best quality beef. Carves into the fillet.
  2. Add some potato dice, boiled egg, or chicken meat (It is optional)
  3. 400 mL of coconut milk
  4. Seasoning A : these seasoning must be puree
    • 15 red onions
    • 10 garlics
    • 10 red chillis
    • 8 chilli peppers
    • Two segments of ginger
  5. Seasoning B : these seasoning must be roasted and pureed
    • ¾ glass of grated coconut
    • ½ tsp of coriander
    • ¼ tsp of comin
  6. Seasoning C : spices whole
    • A cinnamon
    • A star anise
    • 2 cloves
    • 3 cardamoms
    • A segment of galingale
    • A lemongrass
    • 2 pieces of kaffir lime leaves
    • ¼ tsp masala salt (it is optional)
    • A little bit tamarind
    • A little bit salt

Note: the seasoning is measure to a kilo of beef portion, if you wanna make more portion, you might to set up the seasoning in double or more portion (only the seasoning because the slow cook doesn’t make the coconut milk reduce too much). If you’re difficult to find some seasonings, use the instant one is the better choice.


  1. Stove
  2. Pan
  3. Slow cooker
  4. Mixer


Enter seasoning A,B, and C into the pan and cook until it spread the fragrant aroma. Then add the beef and coconut milk. After that, stir and let it simmering. It maybe take some minutes, don’t let the coconut milk evaporate too much.


If the beef and seasoning had simmered, turn off the stove. Then, move the beef and seasoning into the slow cooker. Cook for about 3 hours.


Yes! We’ve finish it. It will result rendang with some coconut milk and seasoning left. It is because the slow cooker doesn’t reduce the coconut milk too much. If you wanna make dry rendang, you only have to cook it again in stove. I’m glad to say the big thank you to my friend @citrakuswardani who inspire me to make this instructable.

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    Question 1 year ago on Step 1

    I see a package of chicken tenders in the picture, but nowhere does the recipe mention them ???

    1 answer
    Anon GTFconnie12498

    Answer 1 year ago

    That's optional dude,, you may cook it together or substitute the beef with one of these,, potato or chicken meat,,


    1 year ago

    You really should be careful using copyrighted images that weren't taken by you, when you enter these contests the rules state that the images used basically become instructables shared property. Just a friendly heads up.

    3 replies
    Anon GTFFireRescueGuy

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you for correction! that's my false. i will make it better

    FireRescueGuyAnon GTF

    Reply 1 year ago

    No worries. We aren't here to cause grief with eachother; but to build eachother up!

    Anon GTFBenM314

    Reply 1 year ago

    Absolutely! terima kasih for coming here.


    1 year ago

    Rendang is delicious! I'll definitely have to save this one

    1 reply

    1 year ago

    Ouuuuuu I love Rendang and even though I make it often, I've never thought about using the slow cooker, what a genius post! Have u tried using beef shank cuts? I think it be perfect for your recipe because the beef shanks gets super tender in the slow cooker..enak sekali!

    1 reply
    Anon GTFPieBaby89

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hy there,, yeah, use slow cook to make rendang isn't only make it easier but also avoid the coconut milk reduce too much. About the beef shank, I think that's great! Maybe I will make special with beef shank :D terima kasih for visiting my instructable!