Beef curry

Ingredients

  • 1 kg stewing beef, in 1″ cubes
  • 2 tbsp oil (canola, vegetable, whatever)
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 3 tbsp curry powder
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 c water or stock

Method

  1. In a medium pot (with lid), brown the beef in the oil in three batches, and remove to a bowl.
  2. Toss garlic and ginger into the empty pot where you browned the beef. Saute over med heat for a minute or two. Toss in the lemon juice and curry powder and cook for a few minutes (3-4). At this point the bottom of the pot is covered with browned bits of beef, ginger, garlic, and curry powder — don’t worry about that, it’ll all come off after you add the water and simmer the beef. It’s tasty, honest.
  3. Return beef to the pot and stir well so the curry goop coats the beef. Add tomato paste. Cook like that for a minute or two.
  4. Add water, bring to a boil, then turn heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1.5-2 hours.
  5. 15 mins before serving, remove lid and turn heat up to med-high. Cook, stirring, until sauce thickens slightly.
  6. Serve with rice and/or naan, and some sort of vegetable (I did garlicky-ginger sauted spinach).

Done! Yum. The curry powder is not hot at all. If you want spicy-hot curry, add as much cayenne pepper to the curry powder as you want.

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