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Beef Curry

Curry was originally an Indian dish. This dish is usually served with plain white rice and a variety of condiments for garnishing, such as peanuts etc.

Beef Curry

Ingredients, Method & Procedure.

1 1/2 lb. beef round steak cut into 1-inch cubes (Ask the butcher to do this for you or check your grocery store for beef that has already been cut up.)*
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 large onions, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger root
1 1/2 tbsp. curry powder
1 tsp. salt
1 large tomato, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 c. canned beef stock
1 tbsp. soft butter
2 tbsp. flour

1. Use a sharp knife to trim any fat from steak. Place meat in a casserole dish.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F.

3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, and ginger root to the skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Stir in curry powder and cook another minute or two. Add salt, chopped tomato, and beef stock. Bring to a boil while stirring.

5. Pour the curry sauce over the beef. Cover the casserole with a lid or heavy-duty aluminum foil. Place in oven and bake for 1¥ hours, or until very tender. (Instead of baking, you can also simmer the beef curry in a covered saucepan on the stove. Place saucepan over very low heat and cook for about 2 hours, or until beef is very tender.)

6. When the curry is almost done, place butter in a cup. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. flour over the butter. Using a wooden spoon, mix the flour into the butter, forming a paste. Then mix in the second tablespoon of flour.

7. Remove casserole dish from the oven. Carefully return curry to the skillet and place over medium heat. Add butter paste to curry a teaspoonful at a time. Cook, stirring constantly, until liquid thickens.

8. Serve with rice and a selection of condiments.

Preparation time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 3/4 to 2 hours
Serves 5 to 6

*For a delicious vegetarian curry, replace the beef with 1 lb. potatoes, cut into chunks, and replace beef stock with vegetable broth.You might also want to try adding other vegetables, such as peas, carrots, and cauliflower. Omitting meat will reduce your cooking time, as well. Bake until vegetables are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Posted by :   John Martin   on   Friday, March 11, 2011

Categories :   Australian   |   Beef


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