Easy Beef curry

I love a good bung in all in the pot kinda recipe, you know the ones, you don’t have to think about.. you just leave it to cook its self and let the magic happen. I  reckon the longer you leave beef to cook the better, That way the beef breaks down completely, leaving you with a melt in the mouth beef curry that’s really tender and juicy. This curry goes really well with my homemade flatbreads, the kids love making them (they, re so easy I swear). You can find the flatbread recipe   here (just leave out the pizza toppings)


  • 300g lean diced beef
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 grated onion
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 carton of passata ( 400g)
  • 200g water
  • 1 teaspoon of honey/brown sugar (optional but it find this takes the sharpness of the passata )
  •  1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 2 teaspoons of turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons mild curry powder
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of creme fraiche add to the pot before serving just before serving
  •  garnish with fresh coriander ( usually just for the adults )


Heat oven at 150c fan oven, gas mark 2

brown the beef in a large saucepan with a spray of olive oil or frylight to seal it first

Grate carrot, onion, chop garlic and add it to the beef  and soften for 5 minutes

now for the spice mix in, ginger, cumin, coriander turmeric and mild curry powder and cook for another 5 mins

top with passata and 200g of water and mix.

Cover with the lid and let it simmer on a low heat for around 4 hours

just before serving stir in creme fraiche, for the adults garnish with coriander

serve with rice and flatbreads and try to share with the children x



19 thoughts on “Easy Beef curry

  1. I really like slow cooker beef curry, yours looks delicious! I’ve got a small slow cooker, just enough for us, recipes like this are ideal. I like putting beetroot in with beef curry too 🙂


  2. You had me at “one pot” lol sounds fantastic!! I badly need a good curry recipe, will give yours a go next time. Thanks so much for linking up with #foodpornthursdays x

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  4. I love that so many of your receipes are SW friendly. I’m definitely going to try it. How long for slow cooker would you say?

    • Hey Joanne.. thanks for your lovely comment.. i dont have a slow cooker.. but i would cook it the same length of time as a stew x

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