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Ideas for Beef Curry

rockability Oct 18, 2009 11:31 AM

I'm alone for supper tonight and have some ground beef thawing and some newly purchased curry powder that I've yet to do anything with. I have a craving to try out a curry dish but can't find a recipe on any sites that pique my interest, plus a lot of the recipes call for beef cubes or strips.

Anyone want to share a simple but flavorful beef curry dish I could enjoy for supper?

Thank you!

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  1. rockability RE: rockability Oct 18, 2009 11:32 AM

    And I don't have any coconut milk, before you ask.

    1. JungMann RE: rockability Oct 18, 2009 11:58 AM

      Saute onions, garlic and ginger until translucent. Add seasonings (cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom) and fry for about 30 seconds. Add beef and brown. Add a little water and cook through for a few minutes. Salt and pepper to taste, garnish with cilantro.

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        Harters RE: JungMann Oct 18, 2009 02:55 PM

        I'd take pretty much JungMann's idea and add some chilli and peas (I normally make this with lamb mince)

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          Harters RE: JungMann Oct 18, 2009 02:57 PM

          Although I'd usually use lamb mince for this, I'd pretty much take JungMann's suggestion but also add some chilli and and handful of peas.

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            rockability RE: Harters Oct 18, 2009 03:17 PM

            I'm always in favour of adding peas to everything - thanks! I'll have to check out my chili supply though.

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              Harters RE: rockability Oct 19, 2009 01:13 AM

              Don't fuss - your curry powder probably has chilli in it - use it instead of the spices, as it's what you have.

              Another posts mentions "keema" recipes whoich is what I use. Keema & peas is a very common and cheap dish in the UK. You can play with the recipe to refine it next time

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            rockability RE: JungMann Oct 18, 2009 03:19 PM

            Thanks JungMann. I'll have to improvise with a couple ingredients, but I think it will be easy and perfect for tonight. Thank you!

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            Joyfull RE: rockability Oct 18, 2009 03:21 PM

            I make this when I want to make something fast & easy.
            Ground Beef Curry
            1 onion finely chopped, a tablespoon oil of your choice, 1 or 1/2 lbs lean gr beef, a teas salt, a tablespoon or more if you want, curry powder, a 14 oz can beef broth or equiv of your own broth, 2 teas cornstarch, 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

            Shape gr beef into bite size meatballs set aside. Saute onions in oil till golden, push them to the side of pan & add meatballs; add salt & brown meatballs on all sides. Add curry powder and saute 1 min. Blend 2 tablespoons of the broth with the cornstarch to make a paste; pour remaining broth to pan & bring to a boil. Stir in cornstarch paste and cook, stirring gently, until thickened; stir in lemon juice. Done..

            Serve meatballs over steamed rice with assort condiments if you want them. ie flaked coconut, chopped cashews, chopped cucumber, pineapple or whatever suits your fancy.


            1. paulj RE: rockability Oct 18, 2009 04:07 PM

              Look for 'keema' recipes. This is a minced or ground meat dish common throughout India.


              I usually keep it on the dry side (as opposed to having a lot of sauce), mild (garam masalla 'hot'), and lots of diced vegetables (potato, peas, etc).

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