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Mild curry beef casserole

A curry is the antidote to winter, cold wintry weather calls for hot, warming meals. This curry is sure to warm them up, mild, yet tasty its one for all the family. Serve it with steamed rice, Indian breads or pappadums.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 120 minutes
Ingredients / serves 6

1 kg diced beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp mild curry powder
2½ cups beef stock
400 ml can coconut milk
2 tbsp brown sugar
steamed rice, Indian breads or pappadums

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut beef into 2.5cm-3cm cubes. Season with salt and pepper, add 2 about tbsp oil, and mix well. Heat a large frypan over a medium-high heat. Brown the beef in 2 or 3 batches. Remove each batch and place in casserole dish.
2. Reduce heat in the pan, add a little oil, add onion and garlic, cook for 1-2 minutes, and stir occasionally.
3. Sprinkle in curry powder and stir until the onion is coated. Gradually pour in stock, stirring well. Add the coconut milk and brown sugar, stirring until mixture boils. Add to the casserole dish, stir to combine. Cover the casserole dish, place in oven, and cook until the beef is very tender. Stir every 40 minutes or so, add water if needed to keep the ingredients just covered.

Serve with steamed rice, Indian breads or pappadums.

Cooktop method: Place the browned beef and other ingredients in a heavy-based pot. Partially cover, keep the heat low. Simmer until the meat is very tender. Stir occasionally; add water if needed during the cooking time to keep ingredients well covered.

Tips

Don't rush the initial stage of browning the meat. This will make your casserole rich in colour and flavour. Brown the meat in small batches over a medium-high heat.
Simmer the casserole gently and taste it to see if it's ready. Stir occasionally and adjust the heat as it cooks if needed. When it's done the meat should be tender enough to fall apart easily with a fork.
Best beef cuts for or casseroling: Chuck or Boneless shin/Gravy beef (these cuts take 2-2½ hours to cook). Topside, Round and Blade take 1-1½ hours to cook.

- Recipe supplied by beefandlamb.com.au