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Slow Cooker Beef Curry recipe with spinach

Slow Cooker Beef Curry

This Slow Cooker Beef Curry is mixed up in just 5 minutes, no preparation required. A tasty 'fakeaway' it also happens to be light and healthy.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 353 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes

Ingredients

For slow cooking:

  • 1 kg Braising steak
  • 200 g Curry spice paste
  • 2 Onions Peeled and chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Peeled and chopped
  • 1 Inch piece Fresh ginger Peeled and chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp Ground cumin
  • 400 g Tin of tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 Beef stock cube

Before serving:

  • 100 g Spinach leaves
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 4 tbsp Mango chutney

Instructions

  1. Put all of the slow cooking ingredients into the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW.

  2. Add the spinach leaves, remaining Garam masala and mango chutney before serving.

Recipe Notes

Note 1 - Beef Braising Steak

'Braising Steak' is the name supermarkets and butchers use for a few different cuts of beef that need slow cooking. These include chuck, skirt, leg and flank. It's also sometimes labelled as Stewing Steak. Any of these cuts that need to be cooked slowly are fine for this recipe.

Note 2 - Curry Paste

Any curry paste you like to your taste will work here. I like Patak's Jalfrezi or Madras.

Note 3 - Onions, garlic and ginger

I use pre prepared frozen, chopped here. An onion weighs about 150g so I replace the onions with 300g (2.5 cups) of pre chopped. Garlic is about 5g per clove so I use 20g (4 teaspoons). 1inch of Ginger equals about 5g (1 tablespoon).

Note 4 - Spinach

If using fresh spinach, I just stir in and the heat of the curry will wilt it. If you want to use frozen, defrost it first in a pan or microwave and then drain it and add it to the curry. A lot of water comes out of cooking spinach. You can also cook and drain the fresh spinach if you're very particular about your curry not being watery at all.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Beef Curry
Amount per Serving
Calories
353
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
103
mg
34
%
Sodium
 
684
mg
30
%
Potassium
 
920
mg
26
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
40
g
80
%
Vitamin A
 
9184
IU
184
%
Vitamin C
 
20
mg
24
%
Calcium
 
155
mg
16
%
Iron
 
7
mg
39
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.