Everybody loves a curry, in fact I am pretty sure I read that it is now the nations favourite take-away. But takeaways are so full of fat and high in calories, you are much better trying to make your own version at home! I have a recipe on here for a quick curry which I like to make on occasion. However, I had some beef to use know that it tastes much better when you cook it for longer, so I dug out my slow cooker (which i completely forgot we had) and decided to try and put something together. It turned out pretty well so I have decided to share it with you.
If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can cook this in a pot in the oven on a very low heat for a similar amount of time.
Best thing about this is you can prepare it the night before, or in the morning before work, and then you come home to your kitchen smelling delicious and dinner ready to be served almost immediately!
Ingredients for two portions.
Beef and marinade:
200g Beef chunks
50g fromage frais or fat free greek yoghurt
1 large onion (red or white)
1 red pepper
400g chopped tomatoes
1 stock cube made up
juice half a lemon
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp dried chillis
1 1/2 tsp ready chopped garlic
1 tso ready chopped ginger
1 fresh red chilli
1 tbsp tomato paste
salt and pepper
#1 Mix together beef, fromage frais and spices making sure evenly coated. Cover with cling film and leave to marinade in fridge for as long as you can. Minimum 1 hour but overnight is probably best. (I only did an hour and it was still delicious!)
#2 Heat a large frying pan and spray liberally with frylight. Add the beef mixture and stir for about 5 minutes or until beef is fully sealed (brown on all sides!)
#3 Once sealed add in the chopped onion and red pepper, fry for a further 4-5 minutes and the onion should start to soften.
#4 Add the spices as well as the garlic, ginger and chilli and cook for 3 minutes. Your kitchen should start smelling delicious by now!
#5 Stir in the tomato paste, stock, chopped tomatoes and lemon juice and bring to a simmer. Now transfer to your slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
#6 Have a taste and add in any salt or pepper as needed. Then serve with your side of choice and a sprinkling of fresh coriander for added flavour and freshness!
Perfect for a cold winters night!
Love Abi xxxx
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