Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Beef Curry

This was another recipe inspired by my mother's pantry-clean-out.  I had everything on hand, and she provided the coconut milk.  This is a typical Indian curry.  Despite popular belief, a true Indian curry has five main components: meat, garlic, ginger, coconut milk and low, slow cooking.  Curry powder is acutally not from India; it is the British attempt at a spice mix called garam masala.  The two are completely different, but that will have to be saved for another post!

{Coconut beef with steamed veggies}

{Mixing the coconut marinade}

{Marinating the beef}

{Put it in the crockpot and forget about it!}

{Yummy coconut beef}

Beef Curry

Serves 4

2 pounds stew meat, cubed (substitute chicken or pork)
1 onion, diced
1 can coconut milk
2 tablespoons lime juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (less if you want less spice)
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  1. Mix all ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Marinate overnight.
  3. Place beef mixture in a crockpot.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Serve with steamed vegetables and rice.
Now that you know what a curry is, have you ever had one?  If not, this recipe is a fantastic start!  Even the hubby said it was good, and I've repeated it with chicken.

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