Curried beef


Curried beef is a recipe for beef steak cubes with a touch from India. It is based on the version popular in England, where there is definite appreciation for a curry.


1 lb beef (lean beef steak, cut into cubes)
2 T flour
1 onion (medium size)
2 c broth (beef broth or beef stock)
2 t raisin (seedless)
2 T apricot (dried apricots, chopped)


  1. Toss beef cubes in flour. Heat ghee in a pan over a medium heat and brown beef for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Ad, onion and curry paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour over stock, add raisins and chopped apricots and stir.
  4. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 2 hours, until the beef is tender.


If you don't have it, substitute 1 Tbs ghee with 1 Tbs cooking oil.

Check the curry while simmering and add a little more stock if necessary. For a richer curry, substitute half the liquid with coconut milk.

To adapt this recipe for the crock-pot or slow cooker, brown the meat, add only half the curry - the slow cooker concentrates flavors even more, it is better to be shy - place meat and only half the liquid it in the crock-pot and cook on a low setting for about 6 hours - check the recommendations for your particular slow cooker.

To make this recipe free of gluten, substitute flour with cornstarch.

8 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
3 hours, 20 minutes