I have been making a beef curry in the crockpot with a sirloin roast, one can of tomatoe sauce, 2 teaspoons of red curry paste, one sliced onion, 2 teaspoons fish sauce, one can coconut milk, and a tablespoon of brown sugar. I've been throwing in some basil because I need to use it up, it's good, but not essential. Let it cook on medium all day and serve with rice. Easy and good. I like mine really hot so I add more curry or hot sauce to mine, but the kids can stand this amount.