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Slow Cooker Beef Curry

This Slow Cooker Beef Curry is a simple, prepare ahead midweek meal. A tasty 'fakeaway' curry, the slow cooked beef pieces are cooked in a tomato sauce. This crock pot beef stew style curry is also easily adaptable to the Slimming World or Weight Watchers plan as it's light, healthy and low fat.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 379 kcal


  • 1.5 kg Chuck steak
  • 200 g Plain yoghurt
  • 200 g Curry spice paste I used Tikka, but use whichever is your favourite
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 250 g Onion Peeled and chopped (about 2 large)
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Peeled and chopped
  • 1 Inch piece Fresh ginger Peeled and chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 400 g Tin of tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 Beef stock cube
  • 250 g Spinach leaves Fresh or frozen is fine
  • 20 g Coriander Optional


  1. Marinade your steak pieces with the yoghurt and curry paste, overnight or for at least 2 hours if possible.

  2. When you're ready to cook, heat the oil in a pan (or in your slow cooker bowl if suitable for use on the hob). Fry off your onions, garlic and ginger until starting to soften (about 5 minutes). Add the cumin seeds and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  3. Fry off the beef pieces in batches until starting to brown. Don't worry that it will look a little wet with the yoghurt, if you use a high heat it will still brown.

  4. Add the onion mixture, browned meat, tomatoes, HALF of the Garam Masala (2 tbsp), the sea salt and beef stock cube, crumbled. Give everything a good stir, pop the lid on and cook for 4 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW.

  5. Add the remaining Garam Masala and spinach, mix in thoroughly and leave for a few minutes to wilt. (If you're using frozen spinach this may take a little longer, allow 15 minutes or so extra).

  6. Stir thoroughly and serve with coriander (if using).

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Beef Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 667mg29%
Potassium 1238mg35%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 7170IU143%
Vitamin C 32.5mg39%
Calcium 195mg20%
Iron 8.7mg48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.